NBA All-Star Weekend is the centerpiece of the basketball calendar every February, but the three-day celebration has lost a little bit of its charm in recent years.
The Slam Dunk Contest—which was once the crown jewel of the league's extended holiday—is teetering on the edge of extinction. Meanwhile, the All-Star Game itself has turned into nothing more than a 48-minute reel of potential SportsCenter highlights.
All is not lost, however. There are a number of things that the NBA can do—many with very little effort—that would instantly revitalize its midseason affair. So as we head into this weekend's festivities, here are 10 ways to make NBA All-Star Weekend far more exciting for everyone.