Exactly one week ago, noted roundball scholar, TBJ co-host and (tucked-in) Jorge Garbajosa jersey owner Tas Melas started a movement:
Glad Andre Drummond put people on notice. 18 and 18, and this: youtube.com/watch?v=ygt7K9… --- Hope Lawrence Frank will #LetDreDunk if he's picked.— Tas Melas (@TasMelas) January 30, 2013
#LetDreDunk. It's a call to action, a petition to the NBA's suits in Manhattan to shine the light on Detroit's dominating young rookie; a plea to Lawrence Frank not to hold Drummond back
yet again when he's selected; a rallying cry for NBA fans across the world who enjoy this beautiful game played by giants who laugh at the laws of physics.
We quickly endorsed the #LetDreDunk hashtag, employing it several times over the last week. Slowly but surely, word of the movement spread until we managed to infiltrate the Pistons locker room, turning Jonas Jerebko to the cause:
#LetDreDunk RT @jonasjerebko: "@foxsportsdet: Who is best dunker in practice?" @dre_drummond_ no question. Put him in the dunk contest!!— DetroitBadBoys.com (@detroitbadboys) February 3, 2013
#LetDreDunk @dre_drummond_ @nba RT this #NBAse #NBAAllStar— Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko) February 5, 2013
But wait! Now's not the time to rest on our laurels! We must continue spreading the gospel until we see young Dre awarded his rightful place in the spotlight on All-Star Saturday night, drinking Sprite and jumping over Kias. If given the opportunity, Drummond will vanquish all comers, and people will forever say his name in the same hushed tones as Michael Jordan, Jeremy Evans, Dominique Wilkins and Fred Jones.
We're doing our part with the introduction of DetroitBadBoys.com/LetDreDunk, collecting his nastiest moments from this season and the recent past. Are we missing one? Submit it as a FanShot and we'll add it. The efforts of you and me and your co-workers and your neighbors can make this happen.
#LetDreDunk. #LetDreDunk. #LetDreDunk. #LetDreDunk. #LetDreDunk.