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A field that could save the dunk contest

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07:28 AM ET 02.06 | The NBA's new commissioner, Adam Silver, may have some old-school good news for the league's signature midseason event. [According to] some loud rumbles in circulation Wednesday night, some rather big names will be in the field of six dunkers in New Orleans. How big? I'm told Eastern Conference All-Stars Paul George and John Wall along with defending champion Terrence Ross -- fresh off Ross' unforgettable detonation on Denver's Kenneth Faried -- are all committing to join Western Conference All-Star Damian Lillard in the dunk field. Which doesn't sound too shabby. Can multiple names from the NBA elite actually save the long-suffering dunk contest? Can the NBA dunk contest actually be saved at this point? This much we do know: You're going to feel a much stronger pull to tune in to watch.

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John Wall, Icon Sports John Wall, Icon Sports
February 6, 2014  07:56 AM ET

I agree...Once yhey started letting the Dee Browns and Harold Miners of the world compete in ALL STAR weekend that contest went down hill quick....

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February 6, 2014  08:49 AM ET

Pretty good field to start with.

February 6, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Do It In A Real Game, Bros.

February 6, 2014  09:02 AM ET

The dunk contest should have been eliminated long ago. The best players are not interested in risking an injury for something so trivial and the risk is great.

February 6, 2014  09:16 AM ET

Instead of the dunk contest, they should have a east vs west cheerleaders shootout. You want TV ratings? Beat that!!

February 6, 2014  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The dunk contest should have been eliminated long ago. The best players are not interested in risking an injury for something so trivial and the risk is great.

0 for 2

February 6, 2014  10:14 AM ET

Just like no one wants to watch the home run derby when the elusive "most home runs in the derby" is no where close to being beat, no one wants to see a guy dunk the ball in hopes of getting a subjective "50 points". Boring.

What makes for an exciting dunk? Dunking over a defensive guy with authority.

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February 6, 2014  01:26 PM ET
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what they should have is a Best Flop Contest - which would end with Wade and Lebron in a Flop-off. real raw rap for realsies.

LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 6, 2014  05:22 PM ET

again when dee brown and harold minor were in the contest the big guys still did it, this should've been killed after 2000 when vince put on that show, since then it's been yawn

 
February 7, 2014  02:57 AM ET

I don't like the new format, east vs west? & the scoring system is going 2 suck. I feel if u could get a 10 from dr. J you've already won.

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