CHARLOTTE ó DeMar DeRozan is done with the slam dunk contest unless artistry starts trumping gimmicks again.
DeRozan lost on Saturday night to Blake Griffin, who jumped over a car and multiple-ball dunks and teddy bears were also part of the show.
ďIím a dunker. A dunk contest you go out there and dunk. Iím not really into all the props and everything,Ē DeRozan said before the Raptors took on the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
ďI try to come up with a creative dunk and do it and go from there. My fans liked it and you can see the reaction from a lot of people afterwards. If thereís a dunk contest next year Iíll do it, but not no prop contest.Ē
When asked if he got robbed, DeRozan responded: ďI think so. I at least could have made it to the final round. I wish I could have shown my other dunks as well but maybe (Iíll) save that for another time.Ē
DeRozan said he would take part again if the dunk contest comes to Toronto.
ďLast year I kind of winged the dunk contest, I didnít really practice. This year I put thought into it, had dunks ready and everything. It is what it is. I did it two years in a row, Iím good.Ē
ďNot unless they change it,Ē he said.
ďAinít no telling how itís going to be next year, somebody could use a trampoline. You never know.Ē