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Post#166 Re: All-Star Weekend
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:55 pm by TMo519

C.lupus wrote:I personally don't care if names like Lebron are in the dunk contest or not. What turns me off is the 50 failed attempts. The format needs major changes. Cut down on the time/number of attempts and dock a point for every miss.


No, I get that, and I agree. But I'm talking about the people who watch a simple LeBron dunk and try to pretend like it was WAY better than what was seen Saturday night. The sucky part about this year's is we had some guys who were legitimate dunkers in the contest, but they were derailed trying to do crazy stuff (though James White was a victim of age/nerves IMO, cause dude's done his dunks a billion times before), rather than just showing out with great dunks that they're fully capable of. I don't know what Gerald Green was trying to do lol.

The contestants should put an emphais on having "makeable" back-up dunks in case their main ones fail. Cause watching a guy fail that many times and not have another one they can at least go to for decent points is sad and awkward. After about 3 misses, you really lose punch anyway.
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Post#167 Re: All-Star Weekend
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:23 pm by Devilzsidewalk

2 words for ye: dunk line.

Guys keep lining up and throwing down dunks like before a game. Make or miss, you move out when you're done cuz the next guy is coming, wouldn't be time for all the frivolities and props, you'd get to see more dunks, and it'd reduce the "all eyes on me" nervousness.

There's too much anticlimactic downtime with lame dunks and misses. Get guys in a dunk line and a miss or lame dunk becomes insignificant because there's flow.
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Post#168 Re: All-Star Weekend
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:30 pm by Wolf_Cry

TMo519 wrote:
C.lupus wrote:I personally don't care if names like Lebron are in the dunk contest or not. What turns me off is the 50 failed attempts. The format needs major changes. Cut down on the time/number of attempts and dock a point for every miss.


No, I get that, and I agree. But I'm talking about the people who watch a simple LeBron dunk and try to pretend like it was WAY better than what was seen Saturday night. The sucky part about this year's is we had some guys who were legitimate dunkers in the contest, but they were derailed trying to do crazy stuff (though James White was a victim of age/nerves IMO, cause dude's done his dunks a billion times before), rather than just showing out with great dunks that they're fully capable of. I don't know what Gerald Green was trying to do lol.

The contestants should put an emphais on having "makeable" back-up dunks in case their main ones fail. Cause watching a guy fail that many times and not have another one they can at least go to for decent points is sad and awkward. After about 3 misses, you really lose punch anyway.


I think one thing LeBron had, as well as Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin that a lot of these youngers don't show in the dunk contest is POWER. It's awesome to see them do crazy stuff in the air, but I wish they'd put it down with more authori-taay.
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Post#169 Re: All-Star Weekend
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:39 pm by karch34

Wolf_Cry wrote:7 things I would do to improve the dunk contest.

1. Switch back from being timed to having 2 attempts

2. Ban Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley from commentating.

3. Limited to 1 prop the entire show per player, props cannot contain more than 2 items.

4. Cut the f'n text for the winner crap. Most audiences don't know shat about the qualities of a good dunk vs. average dunk.

5. Actually just cut the audience attendance out altogether. I'm very serious on this one. What is the point of showing up to watch these guys dunk if you're just going to hate? What is the point if you're not going to cheer? The only ones who can attend are NBA players. They at least show respect and some interest.

6. GET REAL JUDGES!!!!!!!! Judges who actually score on all aspect of the dunk from creativity to air time to degree of difficulty to attempts to power, etc. Not these former players or celebrities who only care about the glamor of the dunks.

7. And my personal favorite if they ever do allow it..................PUT WAGES ON THE LINE. Yup, every participant must wage $40,000, winner takes all.


Love it! I'd be thrilled if they just did #1
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Post#170 Re: All-Star Weekend
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:56 pm by Tirion

There is a finite number of ways you can put ball in the hoop without it leaving your hand and players have exhausted them at this point. Gimmicks/props are the only way to go really, if you want to keep this alive (which I don't).
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Post#171 Re: All-Star Weekend
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 am by Basti

I couldn't care less about the dunk contest anymore at this point. Why? Because, as Tirion said it well, there's a finite number of ways to dunk a basketball without using props and all that. We've probably seen all kinds of dunks at this point. All the contestants can do are slight variations but eventually they'll repeat them again.

One thing I'd love to see in an NBA dunk contest would be something similar to this



But that's not gonna happen in America, I assume.
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Post#172 Re: All-Star Weekend
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:20 pm by Devilzsidewalk

Basti wrote:I couldn't care less about the dunk contest anymore at this point. Why? Because, as Tirion said it well, there's a finite number of ways to dunk a basketball without using props and all that. We've probably seen all kinds of dunks at this point. All the contestants can do are slight variations but eventually they'll repeat them again.

One thing I'd love to see in an NBA dunk contest would be something similar to this



But that's not gonna happen in America, I assume.


where's that gheybrowz smilie at...
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Post#173 Re: All-Star Weekend
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:50 pm by Basti

It's right here

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