This Article is About
golden state warriors
tim hardaway
allen iverson
kevin hart
dwight howard
Should The NBA Get Rid Of The Dunk Contest?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Should the NBA Get Rid Of the Dunk Contest?

I didn't even watch the dunk contest. After watching a little bit of the Celebrity and Rising Stars games and being disappointed I didn't want to waste my time again.

Jeremy Evans won the contest last night with 1 good dunk and 2 average dunks. To me it seems like the NBA should either get rid of the contest or alter it in some way.

I think every possible dunk has been done already and the contest has turned into a joke. Players are overusing props and superstar players don't want to participate.

The NBA should maybe look into raising the rim to 11 or 12 feet for the dunk contest to make it more interesting but then again we would have fewer interesting dunks because players would have a harder time dunking the ball. I think the answer is to retire the dunk contest.

They should have one last dunk contest and Lebron James, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Wade (Maybe) and all the guys who can seriously dunk and are big stars should participate and when its done retire it for good with a video tribute to all the great dunk contests of the past.

While they're at it they should also get rid of the celebrity game. I saw the last quarter of the game and the only reason I kept watching was because it was very awkward. They had Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Ritchmond playing (former stars of the Golden State Warriors) and they couldn't hit a shot, they couldn't run it was embarrassing.

John Barry, one of the commentators was seriously frustrated he couldn't wait until the whole thing was over and it was obvious. Comedian Kevin Hart was trying too hard to be funny and I was put off by it.

I mean if the game brings in good TV ratings then keep it by all means but if it doesn't its time to move on or at least bring in former players that are still playing somewhere not 45 year old players. This would have been a good game for Allen Iverson to show that he still has it and he could've played against former NBA players that are playing in the D-League like Antonio Daniels or Antoine Walker.

Final Thoughts

I know the best thing the NBA can do is have one last dunk contest with 4 or 5 superstar players and then retire it. It's time to move on. I don't think anybody liked this last dunk contest and I know this because of the basketball blogs I follow. I didn't even watch it because I knew what was coming. David Stern listen to your fans.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Jeremy Lin is Electrifying the Garden
Recently, the New York Knicks lost both of their superstars to injuries and hopes of having a winning season dwindled. Carmelo Anthony and Amari Stoudemire both sustained injuries that will sideline them for a few weeks. With the two play-makers on the bench, who would the Knicks depend on to…
By: Robert Cenname in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 11, 2012  
7
  Likes: 30

Will the Golden State Warriors Ever Win?
I've often heard, especially in movies, that when a person has been abused mentally and emotionally so much that in order to survive they "go away" to a special place in their mind. This helps them to block out reality and also to forget about what deep down they know…
By: Dan The Pundit Eaton in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 17, 2012  
2
  Likes: 3

Breaking Down Golden State Warriors Season Schedule
The star player is caught up in a sexting scandal. The starting point guard injured his ankle that was just surgically repaired in the off season. They have new owners, a new head coach and the same nucleus of players that missed the playoffs last season. In the wake of…
By: Dan The Pundit Eaton in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Dec 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

The Dwight Howard Trade Saga
I am Requesting a Trade The center piece of the Orlando Magic Dwight Howard requested a trade before the beginning of the season. It is what Magic fans had been dreading, Dwight wants to win a championship, play with his friends, or just a new start. Orlando thinks that with…
By: Robbie Lowrey in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Mar 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Are Warriors Ready for Christmas Night Tip Off?
There is about ten shopping days left until people will celebrate December 25th. What I'll be celebrating is five NBA games that are taking place on Christmas Day. Especially watching my Golden State Warriors. After a whirlwind free agency period, that was brought upon because of a lockout, it has…
By: Dan The Pundit Eaton in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Dec 14, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

Golden State Of Mind Now That the NBA is Back
I'm not what you would call a huge fan of the NBA. I love my hometown team the Oakland Warriors, and once they have been eliminated from contention my interest begins to wane. I'll look at some playoffs here and there when a good matchup presents itself or an interesting…
By: Dan The Pundit Eaton in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Dec 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Guide to Choosing the Right Shoes
The search for the right shoes can feel a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. What’s the perfect shoe for running? How about for a workout at the gym? What about football shoes? These are just some of the questions which may be floating inside your…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Basics: Practicing With Your Son/daughter
Your son or daughter wants to play on a basketball team this season. You would like to help her/him to have a successful season. What can you do to help your son or daughter to improve his/her basketball skills? This article takes the basketball basics and applies these to your daughter/son's…
By: Kevin Clancy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 30, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Dribbling Drills: How to Become An Effective Dribbler
Dribbling is a way for a player to move around the basketball court and get things done on offense. It is also a way to manuever out of jeopardy when the defense is applying pressure. Sometimes one or two timely dribbles can get a player near the basket for a…
By: Kevin Clancy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Blue Devils And March Madness
March Madness is about to come into full bloom. I just don't get why everyone hates the Blue Devils so much? Lets face it Duke recruits good athletes and in my opinion have the best coach in basketball. I didn't say college basketball I said in basketball. The Blue Devils…
By: Jim Collier in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

The Best Sneaker In Wool
The greatest sneaker ever made just won't quit. Apparently it is quite intent on maintaining it's "The Best Sneaker Ever Made" status. And it is has no problem in working hard to do so. The Nike Air Force One is at it again. This shoe will not stop releasing. And it…
By: Scott Oberholser in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Summer Basketball Conditioning Tips for Beginners
Summer conditioning basketball programs are essential particularly because there are more basketball tournaments in which teams of all levels can compete in nationally. It is important to stress basketball conditioning drills because of the environmental conditions, player fatigue, dehydration, and the number of games that are required to be played…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jul 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Training Drills
Learn how to become a great basketball shooter and scorer with these tools. If you are a basketball fanatic and love to play the game, learn the skills to make you a better player by using the best basketball training drills.
By: Tim Cates in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Time to Fill Out Those March Madmess Brackets
If you are like me, you are excited. March Madness is just around the corner. I won’t be long until all the teams will be playing each other to see who goes to the final four. I know you have been doing your research and you have begun to fill…
By: G Arthur in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Strategies: Building A Defense
As we get our teams ready for the season, it is important to have a plan of action. What are we going to emphasize? What do we think we need to develop in order to win? A case can be made that it starts with defense. One of the key…
By: Kevin Clancy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1737    Report this Article