If there was one aspect of the game of basketball that fans both love to see and get hyped about, it would have to be the art of the slam dunk.
There's just something about watching an athlete charge to the hoop with every intention of destroying it that puts fans in a frenzy. Whether it is a powerful dunk over a defender or a flashy slam that makes a fan's jaw drop, the slam dunk has always been a crowd pleaser.
While many fans would think the NBA Slam Dunk Contest would be the epitome of best dunks, in recent years it has been everything but that. Arguably once the most electrifying contest at All-Star weekend, it has continued to disappoint and quite simply become a snooze.
With the NBA All-Star weekend right around the corner, here are some ways the NBA and its participants can resurrect the dunk contest.