2010 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest: A Waste Of My Time

February 21st, 2010 by John Thomas Leave a reply »
I didn't really care who was in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas.

Professional basketball just doesn't do much for me.

The players always seem to have this lack of fire about them. There are some that are exceptions to this rule. However, many players could care less if their team loses or wins.

I can't exactly blame them. Some are making money in one season that many people will make in 10 years.

Despite this, I was looking forward to the festivities leading up to the All-Star Game, particularly the dunk contest. The past showdowns between Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks brought some of the competitiveness and creativity back to the dunk contest.

However, when I sat down to watch, I had my doubts.

First of all, when the lineup was revealed, my first reaction was disappointment.

"What? No Dwight Howard?!"

First of all, Howard is a freak of nature. His athletic ability is amazing, especially for a man nearly seven feet tall.

Secondly, "Superman" is incredibly creative. Over the years, Dwight has broken out the Superman cape, and ...

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