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Sounding Off with Aaron Archives for 2013-02

Slam Dunk Failure. 

While watching the Sprite Slam Dunk contest I couldn't help but notice how much these guys had never been noticed. Gerald Green and James Flight White were the two guys most people had heard of. 

The other 4 members of this years field, Kenneth Faried, Terrence Ross, Jeremy Evans, Eric Bledsoe, are not bad players. The thing is, they are not great dunkers when you first think about it. The fact that some of these guys, all six, had to take 5-10 attempts just to make a dunk.

Gone are the days of Vince Carter, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Spudd Webb and Sky Walker. We are now reduced to have a collection of guys who really have no business anywhere near All Star Weekend. The guys we are left with have less than 20 dunks in a half of a season. 

Granted, some of the dunkers we enjoy seeing on fast breaks aren't the most creative of guys. Still, that doesn't take away from the fact that we could a pretty enjoyable contest if they would get off the high horse and put the pride aside. 

Until then, i suppose we are stuck watching this and reliving the greatness that was...