The dunk contest used to be one of the biggest events around, even loads of non-NBA fans would tune in to see it. Everyone's favorite event back in the day..
Year by year it's been slipping off and it doesn't even bring excitement anymore..we've begun to realize that all we really want to see is big stars in there competing..like Jordan vs Wilkins, like Dr J, like VC and Kobe, like Lebron and Griffin.
Did his attitude towards the contest ruin it entirely? His decision held a lot if weight to whether it could remain popular. All lebron had to do was compete in it to make it still a 'thing' for stars to do.
If Jordan didn't think it was cool would any stars after give a dam about it?
Can it be revived again?
Looking at the stars today and the recent dunk contests, unless Andrew Wiggins does a double backflip, it's over.