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WDE24
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How to fix the dunk contest.



Thread was probably done several times over the weekend, but it isn't like I am robbing the first page of the MSB of an interesting topic.

How about a celebrity dunk contest filled with mostly athletes from other sports (mostly the nfl I suspect)?

Wouldn't a contest with Usain Bolt, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson, etc. be more entertaining?

What are some other ideas and who are some other "celebrities" you would like to see my version of the dunk contest?








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longhorn22
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re: How to fix the dunk contest.


Give LBJ and other athletic guys a bonus if they play in the Dunk contest..the top guys in the NBA should do this year after year.....its a show for the NBA and if they put on a shitty show it shows how much effort they put in it.





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Ford Frenzy
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The dunk contest needs to go away, keep the 3 point shootout, skills challenge, and celebrity games...maybe even add a celebrity 3 point contest or something


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SlowFlowPro
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quote:

Wouldn't a contest with Usain Bolt, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson, etc. be more entertaining?

no...hell no

the problem is guys have to do such advanced dunks now b/c we're tired of easy dunks. celebs would only do easy dunks






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supatigah
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re: How to fix the dunk contest.


The dunk contest is played out
No fixing it






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I think they should raise the goal for the dunk contest.





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WDE24
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celebs would only do easy dunks
But it would be more entertaining watching celebs try to out do each other with easy dunks than what the guys do now.

You would have the star power and the added element of guys doing something you don't ever see them do.






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SlowFlowPro
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the top guys in the NBA should do this year after year.

they haven't done it for almost 20 years

quote:

its a show for the NBA and if they put on a shitty show it shows how much effort they put in it.

the dunk contest is a showcase for young talent in the NBA to give it a showcase for a national audience






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VerlanderBEAST
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re: How to fix the dunk contest.


Get rid of All Star weekend just give everyone 3 days off in the middle of the season





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SlowFlowPro
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The dunk contest is played out
No fixing it

people said that in the mid-90s (and it was a lot shittier then than it is now). they took 2 years off and it was all good again






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rocket31
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im not even sure it is "broke" like everyone says.

people are still watching, amiright?






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Wouldn't a contest with Usain Bolt, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson, etc. be more entertaining?


I'm sure the Panthers and Lions front office would be thrilled about that.






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WDE24
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people are still watching, amiright?

I haven't watched it in years. Just caught the "highlights" on espnnews.






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SlowFlowPro
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im not even sure it is "broke" like everyone says.

the dunk contest has become more interesting to me for its psychological effects than the actual contest

it's a great example of how people's memory fails them and they overrate the past






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WDE24
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people said that in the mid-90s (and it was a lot shittier then than it is now). they took 2 years off and it was all good again

I only remember about 5 or 6 that have ever been good.






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SlowFlowPro
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I only remember about 5 or 6 that have ever been good.



there have been 5-6 that were good after that hiatus






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rocket31
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oh, so you want to "fix" something you havenet watched in years.




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lob1284
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re: How to fix the dunk contest.


The whole "fixing" the dunk contest is overblown.

The fact is it's just a matter of hoping the guys competing make their dunks.

This years dunk contest would have really good had those guys in the first round made all of their attempts on the first try. Missing multiple times just destroys the excitement. At the same time, if the NBA eliminated the 1:30 time limit and only gave them 2 chances, then most of the guys this year wouldn't have successfully gotten down a single dunk which would have really sucked.

IMO it's just a matter of the guys executing on the first try.






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WDE24
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there have been 5-6 that were good after that hiatus

Which ones?






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rocket31
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it's a great example of how people's memory fails them and they overrate the past


indeed, hard for people to separate their confirmation biases from reality.






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