The NBA's Slam Dunk Contest should be one of the most exhilarating and entertaining nights on the sports calendar. But more often than not, like it did last night, it falls short. Everyone is going to tell you they alone have the idea that can get the event back on track. Mine is pretty simple.
Give each player a 10-minute window in which to perform their coolest dunks and judge the totality of their work. That's plenty of time to do the elaborate setups and brick attempt after attempt. It's also plenty of time to just throw down a few great slams. The idea is simple: the player who proves themselves the best dunker will win the contest.
Crazy enough to work.
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