3-Point Contest 2012: Sharpshooters Will Overshadow Lame Slam Dunk Event

February 25th, 2012 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
For years, the Slam Dunk contest has been considered the highlight of the NBA's All-Star weekend, but it has begun to lose its luster. Often in the shadow of the Slam Dunk competition has been the Three-Point shootout, but it figures to outshine the dunk contest this year.

In terms of skill level and excitement, the Three-Point contest has long been equal to or better than the Slam Dunk event, so there's no reason why the same can't be true this year. In terms of the participants and the prospects in each event, the Three-Point competition simply looks more appealing.

Here are three reasons why the Three-Point contest will outclass the Slam Dunk competition on Saturday night.


Star Power

Since Blake Griffin decided not to defend his Slam Dunk title and Dwight Howard had no interest in competing in front of the hometown fans, the Slam Dunk contest looks to be awfully light in name recognition this year.

While Derrick Williams, Paul George, Chase Budinger and Jeremy Evans will all want to prove themselves on the big stage, there is no major star to draw in the fans.

The same can't be ...

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