(2 out of 5 stars)
"You would think the NBA cared a little more what the fans want. The majority of the dunks on here are just average joe doing average jams. I swear, I see better highlights on Sportscenter every morning. Now don't get me wrong, there are some posterizing slams on here. Tracy McGrady off the backboard to himself, a couple of Shaq powerslams, and every Vince Carter hightlight are worth watching. But as someone else pointed out, there is not a single Kobe dunk in this program, and they didn't show Vince Carter jumping over the 7 footer in the olympics (though I guess they don't own the rights to that, but I ain't lettin' it slide because they showed olympic highlights on Michael Jordan videos). Now the sad truth about this dvd is that much of it is straight off an old NBA video called SuperSlams 2. They didn't bother to change the commentary or music or anything, and it lost much of its previous quality in the transfer. Notice how clear and bright the colors are when the host and newer clips are shown, then see how dull the audio and video become when they show segments from Superslams 2. And that video wasn't of shabby quality before. Man, these guys are lazy. I can see some old man sitting in a room figuring out ways to put enough stuff on here to get this assignment done. Hey, let somone who has a passion for the game edit these programs. And quit being so image-conscious that you have to leave one of your trademark players out. And since you are bothering to factory-press a dvd and package it and put it on the shelf, at least make something we can watch more than one time from start to finish. To all the NBA fans out there, if you are going to buy a dvd, NBA Now! is better than this."
Not The Best
Jack | 10/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Kobe Bryant was one of last years best dunkers, but not even one trace of him! They had Corey Maggette, but no Kobe?
I seriously don't understand that, and back then, he wasn't charged for assault.
Most footage is good, but with bad camera angles.
The host DJ Clue is poor, his way of talking makes him seem like he doesn't know much about basketball.
You should buy Ankle-Breakers, there is tons of dunking footage along with crossovers and swift moves.
This is like the incomplete version of the NBA series.
The NBA Ankle Breakers has something like this whole set with Stephon Marbury.
This is a bad version for twenty dollars.
When I bought this, I hoped for dunks that would have me out of my seat.
These dunks shown are bad, not even exciting!
I just sat there waiting to jump in excitement, I almost had to act it out.
Save you money, and if you want real dunks, buy NBA: The Foundation All-Star 2004"
Good dvd, but don't get over hyped
WRB | Tyler, TX USA | 03/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After dealing with so-so streetb*** dvd's, the National Basketb*** Association has released a collection of DVD highlights ranging from Geoge Mikan to Lebron James!-Some of the players are listed as followed: Amare Stodamire, Vince, T-MAC, KG, Shaq*, Yao, Kevin Johnson, Iverson, Marbury, SPUD WEBB!, Dr. J, Dominque, Jordan, Jason Richardson, Shawn Kemp, Baron Davis, Desmond Mason, Ray ***en, J.O'neal, Finley, Corey Magette, Darius Miles, Ricky Davis, Clyde Drexler, Connie Hawkins, Darrel Dawkins, and many others.
-As many of you have noticed Kobe Bryant (one of the best dunkers of our time) and many other great dunkers were not mentioned on the list. Some, because the names are not exactly recogizable but many GREAT dunkers were left out. Now, to be fair one can't expect every great dunk or player to be on an 84 min. dvd. Hence the label VOL. 1.
-Another complaint with the dvd is that there are just too many plain dunks. They (among others) dragged on single player segments with dunks that would not even warrant ESPN's highlights. Oh, and between every chapter there is a retard giving us nerve racking introductions. The last complaint I have is that the only enjoyable Special Feature is the 1985 dunk competion featuring: Jordan, Dr. J, Dominique, Larry Nance, Clyde Drexler, & several others. The rest where highly disappointing.
-Nevertheless, this dvd was a solid purchase that I would recommend to every NBA fan. Just don't expect it to have every great dunk you have seen. Hopefully VOL. 2 won't be a let down. To end on a positive note, this is presently the best bastketb*** DVD on the market. The NBA has also released another series titled "Ankle Breakers.""