Even though the dunk contest looked better on paper than it did in the recent past, it still does not match the level of competition of the 1980′ and 1990′.
Is it a money issue? Or it is just that the top best players in the league do not want to compete against one another? Or are they worried about losing?
Well, it is difficult to say why we do not have the dunk contest of our dreams. Nonetheless, not having it does not mean that we cannot fantasize about it.
What I would have like to see this year in New Orleans and what I would like to see next year in New York City in the legendary Madision Square Garden is a great Dunk contest which would feature:
Representing the Eastern Conference
Josh Smith from the Detroit Pistons
LeBron James from the Miami Heat
Paul George from the Indiana Pacers
Representing the Western Conference
Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers
DeAndre Jordan from the Los Angeles Clippers
Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunder
This cast of dunkers would have my day stop. These dunkers would get the Madision Square Garden on fire along with the hundreds of millions watching around the world. These dunkers could revive the dunk contest.
Gentlemen, what are you waiting for? Give the fans what they want!