Dunk Contest Disappoints

Posted on April 18, 2012 by

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The Slam Dunk Contest has been a fan favorite since it started during the ABA’s All-Star weekend in 1976. Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant are some of the all-time greats to win the competition.

The contest was the event to watch for years, but in recent years it has become less and less exciting. Many fans call for improvement, and there were even talks about canceling the event as a whole.

“I think this year’s dunk contest was very dry and boring. It is obvious that the NBA needs to get Lebron James and the rest of the stars to come out and compete. If I was in charge of the dunk contest, I would get Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Kevin Durant, and Blake Griffin to compete in it,” junior Micah Storms said.

“This year’s Dunk Contest was okay, but it has a lot of room for improvement. I think one way to make it more interesting is to make it worth it to the better players. If I could put anyone in the Dunk Contest, I would put Derrick Rose, Lebron James, Shannon Brown, and Rudy Gay in it,” junior Christian Boyer a junior said.

This year’s contest had Chase Budinger, Paul George, Derrick Williams, and winner Jeremy Evans in it, and you’re probably thinking, “Who are they?”  These non-name players have made the contest less exciting and a very different event from the contests former glory. In years past, NBA fans would see the best players competing against each other in this great event.

All in all, the NBA needs to get the stars to participate, or this event will become more dull than it already is and fizzle out.

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