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Slam Dunk Contest 2012 Video: Chase Budinger Pays Tribute To Cedric Ceballos With Blindfolded Dunk

In Chase Budinger's final dunk attempt he is paying tribute to Cedric Ceballos by attempting the same dunk Ceballos did 20 years ago by dunking the ball blindfolded. Ceballos was even at the event to help support Budinger. Well, the first attempt went as bad as anyone could have expected as Budinger timidly jumped and barely even made it half way up the rim.

However, the second attempt Budinger made sure to count his steps to make sure he would know when to jump. On his second try Budinger not only made the dunk, but he did a 180 degree dunk and threw it down. Now assuming that we all believe Budinger could actually not see does make this dunk impressive, and judging by how his first attempt went it seems like he could not see.

Here is another view of the blindfolded dunk:


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