SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Sometimes the hype outshines the final product.
And sometimes, not.
At the much-ballyhooed Salem Radiology Consultans Slam Dunk Contest, the latter was true. An electric atmosphere was heightened by thrilling dunks and one-upmanship crescendoing with one spectactular championship slam.
The author of the winning dunk was Isaiah Edwards, who thundered home a dunk over the top of a pal who was holding a basketball whilst standing atop the Coumbia Bank signature blue couch.
"That may have been our best ever," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "You never know for sure how a dunk contest will go -- and I think that is part of the fun of it all. But this one, Isaiah and company they did not disappoint. That was spectacular."