How Can 'Dunk Contest' and 'Controversy' Appear in the Same Sentence?
Let's take a moment to pause to give thanks to MLB and the NHL.
Even when they're doing crazy shit in their All-Star skills contests, they keep score.
As in a real score that everyone can actually count.
Why the NBA and its fans don't realize that anything less will well and truly make an event a pure exhibition. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Unless, of course, someone wants it to be.
Until opinions flare up after a winner is chosen because of other opinions.
This years Cavalcade of Dunks was one where fans could just enjoy themselves. Seems like the judges had that intention. Who knew they'd be the flashpoint of a controversy?
In a contest where celebrity judges determine the winner and where athletic artistry is the theme, what could go wrong if one of the players takes it too seriously?
Opinions aside, it was worth the watch:
OK, so what happened at the judges' table?
This'll never make 60 Minutes, but that's because this is only supposed to be an exhibition for fun and ratings:
Wobvestigation: Who broke the dunk contest judging pact? pic.twitter.com/NIWDJlnMFa— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 16, 2020
What that dude coulda done with the Zapruder film ...
Next up, no doubt, is his exposé on pro wrestling bouts being staged.
Other than that, as exhibitions go, the Dunk Contest was a pretty cool time.