3 Reasons Harrison Barnes Should Be In The Dunk Contest

By: 09.28.13
Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes (photo. Instagram/warriors)

The Golden State Warriors have high hopes for the 2013-14 season. After surprising many by defeating the Denver Nuggets to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, they signed Andre Iguodala in the offseason and look poised to be among the the best playoff teams in the tough Western Conference. A rookie last season, Harrison Barnes thinks he’s now got the resume now to make a trip to the dunk contest this upcoming February. We agree.

Barnes played really well as an undersized power forward in Mark Jackson‘s small ball response after David Lee suffered a hip flexor in the playoffs. During their surprisingly close Western Conference Semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs, Barnes played well above his status as a rookie off the bench. Even after his great postseason play, he’s got his sites on something else next season. He’d like an invite to the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest:

Here are 3 reasons why Barnes should be invited:

1. This:

And again:

2. This:

3. This:

[h/t PBT]

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