All-Star Weekend is upon us, and that means we get to see arguably the most exciting exhibition event of the year—the Sprite NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Well, at least it's supposed to be the most exciting, but it sure hasn't been that great the past few years.
Sadly, a lot of the best athletes are cautious about injury, and as a result, they choose to sit out the contest. While there isn't anything wrong with any of this year's participants, it is a bit disappointing that the event's full potential isn't reached like it used to be. Back in the day, even the game's greats like Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan would square off no different than they would in an actual game.
The event has lost that competitive edge that made it such an iconic event.
This year will hopefully be entertaining, but there are still plenty of incredible NBA athletes we have yet to see throw down. Some of the game's biggest names also happen to be the best athletes, and that being said, it's time we take notice.
Let's recognize real talent and highlight some of the best NBA dunkers who have yet to show off their hops in the contest.