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NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Better, but STILL Not Worth Watching

February 17th 2013 07:13
The 2013 slam dunk contest was noticeably better than the last couple of years. In place of props, we saw some very nice and carefully thought out dunks. However, we did see several instances where a dunk could not be completed or took multiple attempts which really took away from the enjoyment. In addition, the new format in which the audience gets to choose the winner is, in my opinion, a complete joke. We saw this backfire a couple years back when DeMarr DeRozen got hosed as the crowd favorite Blake Griffin won on an extremely weak, but somewhat flashy, dunk. It could be argued that the same thing happened in tonight's contest. Although I have no problem with Terence Ross winning, I firmly believe had the final round been decided by judges, this contest could have easily been tied. Thus, it could have been settled with a dunk off which would have been very exciting. However, this contest was an improvement compared to that of the past two seasons. Thus, the NBA is definitely going in the right direction overall. Unfortunately with the lack of big name players and overall enthusiasm, this contest is still not worth watching live. The youtube dunk highlights pretty much suffice the need to see anything worth seeing...

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