Dunk Contest (Iman Shumpert, Paul George, Derrick Williams, and Chase Budinger) – Are you kidding me? This dunkcontest doesn’t have a single person I would call an elite dunker. Derrick Williams is the best dunker of this group, and he’s only had a few highlight dunks. I’m sorry, but this is pathetic. Call me when they have a real competition again.
3-Point Shootout (Ray Allen, Brandon Rush, Mike Miller, Steve Novak, and Klay Thompson) – Alright, Ray Allen! Then, nobody. Mike Miller’s not even the best three point shooter on his own team. Much like the dunk competition, this contest has no oomph. It gives me very little interest in watching. I would only want to watch Ray Allen shoot, and that’s because he’s the best 3 point shooter in history.
Rookie-Sophomore Game – This game has 5 names that excite me and that’s it. Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Ricky Rubio and Evan Turner. Outside of these names is a group of rookies and sophomores that just don’t fit in the league right now. I guess it’s fun to watch them compete with one another, but the majority of the participants in this game are at least 2-3 seasons away from being real players in this league.
The only real contest work while is the All-Star game. Every year, they seem to pick the best names, not necessarily the best game, and that’s fine, because more people want to watch Dirk Nowitzki than they do Paul Milsap. I’ll definitely be watching the All-Star game, the rest, ehh, we’ll see about that.