every year we all get hyped around this time for the dunk contest.... even though in the back of my mind I know were gnna see a sh*t ton of missed dunks and im likely to be disappointed.... and some dunks that aren't that good to begin with... last night was a prime example.... the first dunk of the contest was from green and it was a nice dunk, I really thought okay.. this might be a good contest.... WRONG!!... it was crappy.... to many missed attempts... evans with his stupid props, simply jumping over ppl on boxes.... wtf.... james white f*cking sucks.... faried was okay... Bledsoe was okay... idk wtf green was doing... so ross did deserve it.... but what can we do to improve the dunk contest.... the 2012 contest blew... this one blew.... the 2011 one was excellent I thought, which is rare.... and the 2010 one has to be the worst contest probably ever
Plain and simple, we need the stars back in the dunk contest. Lebron himself could save the dunk contest IMO. Having a bunch of no-names that a barely on NBA rosters like Jeremy Evans, Gerald Green and James White is not appealing to the average basketball fan at all. Players like Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Dwayne Wade, Rajon Rondo, Rudy Gay, Kevin Durant and even past winners like Blake and Dwight need to compete on a yearly basis for it to re-gain the prestige that it once had.
What will stars do differently? Its not like Terrance Ross and James White are less athletic or less capable of dunking than of the names you named. Yes Jordan used to do the dunk contest. Yes Vince Carter was great in the dunk contest, but there were years throughout the 80s and 90s just like this one. No name players, mediocre results. The reason the Jordan and Carter dunk contests are so well remembered is because they put on a spectacular show. Its not like Jordan and Carter were the two biggest stars ever to do it, at least in Carter's case. The dunk contest has always had its ups and downs, and you can't make star players do it. Rudy Gay was in the contest, and did nothing special. The easiest way to fix the dunk contest is for everybody to stop expecting an MJ or VC performance every year.
The dunk contest sucks because we've seen the dunks before, and the supreme athletes of the NBA are trying to do dunks they can't do under pressure. I'm not sure LeBron could have done the dunk Green was trying to do, either.
Frankly, as much as I loved the contest when I was a kid, I think it should be scrapped. Replace it with something else.
have the dunk over players, lets see Blake try to slam on Lebron that'd be awesome.
Green took forever to do the double dunk. But considering its place in urban legend, it was neat to see it. And we had Griffin in the dunk contest last year (which was basically rigged because you know they didn't just have a Kia sitting there "in case" he made the final). So we have some stars, from time to time, and some neat dunks, from time to time. And the whole event takes about half an hour. It is okay the way it is. And I don't think it is going to change much anytime soon.
To me this is simple. Just limit the number of tries they have. Maybe this will stop the players from attempting dunks they can barelly do, because watching someone try the same dunk 12 times in a row kills the excitement completely. The dunks would probably be more simple and already seen, but somebody doing a three-sixty windmill still excites me even if it has been done by other players in the past.
Have a Posterizing Dunk Competition.
Have 4 players, that are relatively the same size.
Two at a time. One of the players starts with the ball at half court. The other "defender" starts in one of the 3pt corners.
The goal of the player with the ball has to go in and try and convert the dunk.
The other player has to try and block their dunk by timing it.
Everyone dunks 3 times. Once against each player.
You get 1 point for converting, or 1 point for successfully defending.
Person with the most points wins.
Or just stick Timofey Mozgov under the net and let them dunk all over him in any way they want to.