Rudy's latest blog translated. Let's hope he can get all of España voting for him.
"Rudy's play may lift him into the All-Star Dunk Contest"
Vote for Me for the Dunk Contest!
The snow surprised us in Portland last week, and it has not abandoned us during this one. When I arrived I understood that in Oregon it typically rains every day and that the reality is, though it can wear on you a bit, you become accustomed to it. But the rain, within reason, doesn’t force you to change your routine. But the snow... The snow makes you drive more cautiously, to take more time to get places, etc... And with my whole family here! There were days where we couldn’t leave the house, and I only left to practice, always driving very carefully because of the ice. But now it has passed and I was able to have Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my family in my new house.
This week the NBA has made public the campaign for the All-Star Dunk Contest in Phoenix this February. For the first time, the fans will be able to vote for one of the four contest participants from a list of three rookies, of which I am one. The others are Joe Alexander of the Bucks and Russell Westbrook of the Thunder.
The NBA made the proposition that I take part in this initiative and, although I am not the typical player that takes part in the contest, I accepted because it’s a great opportunity to be part of All-Star Weekend, something I’ve watched on TV since I was little. At the end of last month a TV crew from NBA TV came and filmed the promotion at Los Blazers’ practice facility. They recorded some dunks and questions for the camera. I had to do a little comedy because it was fun. Now there are a series of videos of the three aspirants on nba.com and the fans can vote for one of the three. Now to see if you can get excited and vote! For me, of course...