The NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest was a letdown.
I think we can all agree on that.
With all of the hype and interest surrounding the Slam Dunk contest, it’s sad the players’ weren’t able to deliver as great a show as last year.
We’ve become accustomed to watching the amazing athleticism the NBA’s athletes show us each game. We’re used to seeing LeBron make awesome dunks, and seeing Kobe make shots that would be impossible for a mere mortal.
The All-Star Events, and specifically the Slam Dunk competition, are a chance for us to experience more than amazing athleticism. It’s a chance for the athletes to be creative, to have fun and to give the fans an experience to remember.
We didn’t see that this year.
The jumps were great, but the Slam Dunk competition should be more than that.
We want creativity. We want dunks that can top Superman or the cupcake. We want props. We want costumes. We want a show.
The contest also lacked star athletes.
The only exciting part of the night was that 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson became the first three-time winner of the contest in All-Star history.
Aside from that, the 2010 Slam Dunk contest won’t be remembered.