Among the participants in the Slum Dunk Contest Of this year there are no top players.
In fact, for several seasons now, the dunk contest has featured players who are not among those most famous and beloved by the public. Probably a strategy of the NBA to introduce other faces as well but the fans do not like it much.
Critics include. Kevin Durant who talked about it during his podcast.
I have nothing against the participants, and even the player who comes from the G-League, McClung, has scary athleticism. But when I was a kid there were several stars every year, nowadays I would like to see two athletes of the caliber of Ja Morant and Zion Williamson competing for the trophy.
Indeed, the participation of more famous players would probably make the event even more attractive.
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