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Old 02-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #37
Rake2204
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Default Re: Dunk contest participants announced

I'm just not understanding why the NBA has always, always felt a need to change the format of the dunk contest virtually every single year. The first big, random change I recall was turning each player's round into a 90-second routine, like figure skating, leading to tired players and rushed dunks (Rider '95: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyttJXWLaw). Then there was the dreaded wheel in '02 which led to Steve Francis being required to complete a Stansbury, one-foot Statue of Liberty 360. This coincided with the reduction of possible contestants from 6 to 4 (despite more players wanting entry). This then led to the infusion of props leading to the current baffling decision to remove real judges and have just one round. Unbelievable.
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