high schooler collegiate James Justice going between the legs during the State Farm dunk contest. A contest one million times more exciting than the NBA dunk contest.
If you really want to solve the dunk contest, if even for one year, hold it in a teeming gym about this size rather than a NBA arena. Don’t sell tickets. Give them away in a raffle for fans in the local community where the all-star weekend is being held. Make it about charity. Then watch the electricity inside a small gym explode with honest joy and emotion. It won’t matter who is doing the dunking, be it LeBron James or a guy just sent up from the D-League.
Probably too fun of an idea to ever happen, right? But who knows. Maybe TrueHoop can include it as a “HoopIdea.” Right after they solve flopping.