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Monday, February 20, 2006
Was Iguodala Robbed? Saturday night's slam dunk contest was won by 5-9 Nate Robinson of the Knicks. Or was it? Everyone says Andre Iguodala had the most spectacular dunk, a come-from-behind-the-basket affair that started with an on-the-fly grab of an Allen Iverson-launched bounce off the back of the backboard. Some fans in the arena booed the final decision. WIP callers complained. "Shocked? What's the word for beyond shocked? I'm mad," Iverson said. And on ESPN.com, not only can you see the video, but you can read another opinion that the Sixers swingman was "Nate-Robbed." Also, NBA.com has an excellent series of freeze frames from Iggy's jiggy dunk. Although The Inquirer's account doesn't take sides, you can, in this poll: