NBA All-Star Weekend: Dunk Contest Needs Better Talent

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NBA All-Star Weekend: Dunk Contest Needs Better Talent
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To say that Saturday night's dunk competition underwhelmed is an understatement. It stunk. It wasn't enjoyable. It wasn't original.

Apparently we all missed the memo that dunking over an object automatically made it a sick dunk. That's far from the truth. Dunking over the hood of a car is one thing. But dunking over the 5'10" Sean Combs or the 5-foot Kevin Hart aren't overly impressive.

Dunking over a motorcycle? Please. That's shorter than Hart.

Last year Blake Griffin bailed out the dunk contest with a display of creativity and athleticism the competition has missed since Dwight Howard competed in 2008.

The NBA needs its stars, or at least the league's best dunkers, in this All-Star Weekend event. It needs to bring its sexy back because after last night, the only thing people remember was that they turned off the television or left the arena disappointed. 

Having any four of these 12 athletes in the dunk competition would be a win for the NBA.

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