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  • 02/16/2014, 10:37PM ET

FIX the Dunk Contest!!

7#bag _ Com (996-338-73) vs kalbrecht17 (14-11-5)
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My Idea.

6 Players- going head to head, single elimination.

You get 1 Minute to do any and all dunks you want.

Then 3 judges pick a winner. (secret, so they are honest)

Last 3 get another minute to do whatever they want, then we get a fan vote (gotta make the fans happy) to determine the winner.

-- This way the top 3 dunkers are in there, so LeBron doesn't do a layup and advance to the Finals.

They have an entire minute, so they can do 5 dunks, 1 dunk or as many as they want to do. The Judges can use their own criteria to pick.


The key is to put pride on the line for these guys and make them care again. Agree as someone mentioned, there's got to be some pride to put on a show like it used to be. This can't be made up of no name guys. So how do you do that?

1. Eliminate the usage of people (other than teammates) and objects as props. The using of cars, Shaq (similar to a car), and rappers is unnecessary and makes it just plain stupid. get rid of it.

2. Incentives. Give each player a charity/little kid that when they win, they win something for them. If the players aren't going to do it for themselves, make them do it for someone that really could benefit.

3. Voting: panel of 4 expert judges (none of this crap with celebrity judges) each getting one vote and fans getting one vote pooled from text and online. That way if LBJ gets rocked in his dunking, he still will lose even if the fans love it.

4. Format: pool of 6 dunkers who all take their turns w/ 1 dunk w/ no scoring announced. after all 6 go, the scores are revealed and top 2 advance to a best of 3 format in the finals which are scored head to head with highest in pool round getting option of dunk order. best of 3 wins.

PR up next.


2. Incentives. Give each player a charity/little kid that when they win

-- Give them a little kid? Is that Legal??

I mean Shawn Kemp has plenty, so he might be up for it. . . .

I really dont have a problem with the Props, Witness breaking out the 11 foot rim. Of course, all that takes away from the minute, so If you spend 50 seconds with setup, and blow the dunk, get ready to go home.

I've got 3 judges, keep the fans out until the finals. But other than that, our ideas are pretty similar outside of the Prop department. I don't have a problem with it. There is a limit to what the human body can do, but very little what the mind can't come up with. How many times do we have to see a guy try it from the free-throw line (and find out the commentators have no idea where that line is?)

Don't quite like the one dunk only, what if they miss? Are they out?


not even going to touch the beginning of your counter...

anyways, the props have gotten out of hand and make the whole thing not about dunking, but who's the best/most popular celeb or wildest prop you can bring in. not what this is supposed to be all about and not what it used to be about.

the one dunk i mean you get to "make" one dunk. you can miss 40 times but if one goes in it's the one that counts. obviously that hurts you in judging oftentimes. same as now.

So PR is huge for this deal here. the key is making sure someone big gets involved and then going from there. Who could possibly push LBJ, Griffin, Deandre Jordan, etc. to take part in the event? The combo here I think is to get someone to come out and push them to do it whether it's MJ, Magic, etc. someone needs to get in these guys ears PUBLICLY so that they feel compelled to do it. Couple it with having the chance to provide some winnings for disadvantaged youth or families without any cost to themselves and it overall compels the top tier guys to stop being pansies and take part. That's the key to it all. You have to get the big guys back to make this even relevant again.


Maybe if all the losers had to get a kid- that would be inspiring to make sure they try their best.

I really don't want to see a Dunk Contest where a guy misses 40 times in a row- I think Birdman took like 5 minutes to get a dunk down.

Plus TV is going to hate it if we have 6 guys take 20 attempts to get one JUUUST right- since if they don't feel it- they can brick it to make sure they get another chance- you could spend a half hour on round 1.

My style? We are 15 minutes TOPS and onto the 3 point contest.

Bottom line, we are not going to get Lebron in the Dunk Contest- EVER.

He's got no reason to put himself out there- and unless he figures out a way to do a backflip half gainer and dunk with his knees, its going to be a disappointment.


Hey whatever it takes to make guys give it their all in the contest.

and in terms of the dunks and misses, i still like the 30 sec-1 min to attempt your dunk. let's guys risk more in knowing they might get 2-3 cracks at it. unlimited attempts is a terrible concept and i fully agree on that.

and in regards to someone "bricking it" on purpose, no one does that because when you miss more than once, your scores plummet dang near every time.

LBJ will come to the contest if he feels that it hurts his PR significantly to miss it. You give LBJ the chance to look like a decent human being and he usually will do those things. Right now it's just guys giving HIM cash. That idea is just useless. Why would a guy worth as much as LBJ want more money for himself? Now you let him compete for the chance to win $100k for an inner city family from, let's say, Cleveland, and you're going to see him like that idea a heck of a lot more. Compile that with some celeb former players saying that he should compete and the media $hi+storm that would fall on him would compel him to compete.

Manipulation will work in this case, and I'm all for whatever it takes to make the dunk contest suck less.

February 16, 2014  10:43 PM ET

Make it like it used to be back when MJ was performing in it.

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February 17, 2014  04:15 AM ET

lol

February 17, 2014  05:05 AM ET

Blake Griffin vs LBJ6. the End.

February 17, 2014  05:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Make it like it used to be back when MJ was performing in it.

haha can you explain?

February 17, 2014  05:28 AM ET

NC didn't like when he was getting cheated either, it goes with the territory.

February 17, 2014  05:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

NC didn't like when he was getting cheated either, it goes with the territory.

But you weren't going to be cheated. See comment #2.

February 17, 2014  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

NC didn't like when he was getting cheated either, it goes with the territory.

Oh I don't care about the cheating- not like its new, or going to stop.

I just want you TDing again.

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February 17, 2014  07:44 PM ET

-- Give them a little kid? Is that Legal??

I mean Shawn Kemp has plenty, so he might be up for it. . . .


bahahahahahhahahahaha

February 17, 2014  07:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Oh I don't care about the cheating- not like its new, or going to stop. I just want you TDing again.

gracias. I am.

February 17, 2014  07:45 PM ET

No offense, but _-----------> has a better argument.

February 18, 2014  12:23 AM ET

Shaq (similar to a car)


Haha.

February 18, 2014  02:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

No offense, but _-----------> has a better argument.

Sorry 7#bag, but I have to agree with PCH on this. But will wait on all arguments before deciding.

February 18, 2014  09:10 AM ET

Get rid of all the extra attempts.

That one kid had a pretty inventive dunk (catch + reverse 360 through the legs), but the excitement was gone by the 4th attempt.

February 18, 2014  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Get rid of all the extra attempts.That one kid had a pretty inventive dunk (catch + reverse 360 through the legs), but the excitement was gone by the 4th attempt.

thought about that, but then guys will risk less since if you go first and miss, you're out. then you can just do a simple one hand flush and you advance. takes some of the risk taking element out of it

February 18, 2014  06:44 PM ET

bump...

February 19, 2014  03:26 AM ET

Really there's not much anyone can do because ultimately the players decide how cool/uncool the dunk contest is

 
February 19, 2014  11:11 AM ET

$1,000,000 to the winners charity.

Now if the "stars" stay away they look like ****.

+ They should only get 2 tries at a dunk.

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