The NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Is No Slam Dunk Anymore

February 14th, 2010 by K. D. James Leave a reply »
Maybe I'm getting older and less able to tolerate b.s. anymore, but I didn't even stick around to watch the final outcome of the NBA slam dunk competition in Dallas last night.

Every mid-February, I used to get excited to turn on the TV to watch three-point specialists and slam-dunk artists.

Not this year though. I've finally thrown my hat in the ring, my cards on the table.

I was sick to my stomach: Nate Robinson, the pint-sized guard of the New York Knicks and defending champ, competed against three bums' names whom I don't even want to remember.

Look, I like Nate, admire him for displaying hops I'll NEVER be able to match, despite being four (or, perhaps, 20?) inches shorter than me, according to his "listed" height.

He's been the best vertically-challenged dunker in the All-Star Game weekend tournament since Spud Webb shocked his Atlanta Hawks' teammate Dominique "The Human Highlight Film" Wilkins (and the rest of the world) by winning the contest back in the 1980s.

But in what was a definite treat in pitting David versus Goliath in last year's match-up of Robinson and 6'11" Dwight "Superman" Howard ...

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