The interest in the NBA All-Star weekend seems to be at an all time low in the 2011-12 season, which should be a cause for concern for the “high ups” in the NBA world. While the actual all-star game is entertaining to watch with the numerous highlight plays and competitive edge once the fourth quarter rolls around, the rest of the weekend is average at best. The NBA has tried to add things such as the skills challenge, which is alright, but really not very cool to watch. The biggest problem is the lack of superstars who participate in the slam dunk contest.
Back in the 90’s and early 00’s, the dunk contest was something superstars looked forward to as a way to show their unbelievable athleticism and dunking ability. With no disrespect to these players, no one wants to watch Chase Budinger, Jeremy Evans, Derrick Williams or Paul George in a dunk contest. Fans want the superstars, hence “All-Star Weekend”. Here is the list of the five guys who should have been in the dunk contest.