Brent Barry uses Slam Dunk Contest trophy as candy dish (Photo)

Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Detailed view of a game basketball in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Director Spike Lee may not think white men can jump, but former NBA player and current analyst Brent Barry would disagree.

The journeyman, who retired in 2009 was once crowed champion of the NBA’s 1996 Slam Dunk Contest, using Julius Erving‘s famed free throw dunk as his defining slam.

One would assume somebody like Barry would take pride in the trophy and place it in a special place. Maybe on top of a fireplace mantle? Maybe an office with the rest of his memorabilia? Maybe locked away some place safe so it doesn’t take on any damage?

What about if it was being used as a candy dish?

We’ve heard of athletes doing some strange things with trophies in the past – including selling them – but using them as a candy dish? That might be a new one, but something Barry does as he tweeted a picture of the evidence:

That thing must get a workout on Halloween. Also – where the hell are the Crunch bars? How you going to have a Nestle Crunch sponsored trophy and fill it with Tootsie Rolls?!

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