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It’s Time To Include Non-NBA Players In The Dunk Contest

When I was growing up, there were two exhibition events that I looked forward to more than anything else. One was the MLB Home Run Derby, in which I got to see juiced up sluggers like Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, and Sammy Sosa hit moon shots deep into the night while Chris Berman made sounds similar to those made by a man suffering an embolism.

The other, of course, was the NBA Slam Dunk competition. As a taller-than average young man and an avid basketball player, it was always my dream to dunk. I fondly remember sneaking onto elementary school playgrounds with my friends to attempt ferocious dunks on the 8-foot rims. We were always astounded to find out how hard it was to do the dunks we saw every February in the dunk contest, even on the significantly lower rims. When I was a sophomore in high school and started feebly dunking on 10-foot rims, I gained even more respect for the guys that dazzled us in the competition. Continue reading

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