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Jeff Jacobs: Hacking Drummond Good Way To Beat Pistons, But Makes The Game Boring

Jeff Jacobs: Hacking Drummond Good Way To Beat Pistons, But Makes The Game Boring

The big man's power and athletic grace will be unleashed Saturday night in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The only question now is precisely how?

Will Andre Drummond use his side-of-the-backboard, between-the-legs reverse dunk that Pistons teammate Stanley Johnson told the Michigan media is awe-inspiring? Will the 6-foot-11, 279-pound center from Middletown make good on his promise to use a fellow human as a prop for some hellacious jam? Maybe the Celtics' 5-9 Isaiah Thomas? Or the Bulls' Pau Gasol?

As Drummond also prepares for his first NBA All-Star Game appearance Sunday in Toronto, it should be pointed out that clearing the 7-foot Gasol might be less daunting for him than...

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