Internationally-known dunk artist Kenny Dobbs (Choctaw) begins competition in his craft during tonight’s run of “The Dunk King” on TNT, which will premiere after the Western Conference Finals at 9 p.m. eastern.
“This show’s going to be awesome for me, because of my goal to get out there and showcase two things I value most: My faith and my culture,” Dobbs told ICTMN.
The 32-year-old Dobbs, listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, will compete with 31 other contestants for a prize of $100,000. A majority of the contestants have won dunk contests in their areas. But only a few, like Dobbs, have 20 and 30 wins under their belt.
The Phoenix, Arizona dunk champion will look to add to his already booming arsenal of dunks, which include jumping over stacks of people and even a man on fire.
“My hair still doesn’t grow back on my leg after I performed that one and got burned,” he said.
Judges for the contest will be Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Brent Barry and Kenny Smith. The reality series, which has four episodes slated, can also be viewed on TNTwatch.
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