As it stands, I made out like a fat rat at in a Wisconsin cheese factory during the NBA’s Saturday night festivities. Wednesday, I called Kyrie Irving winning the Three Point Contest and Terrence Ross in the Slam Dunk Contest. Yet, the running narrative this year, as it has been in years past, has been the dunk contest leaving much to desired in an entertainment perspective. Gerald Green – who won the contest in 2007 and delivered a perfect 50 dunk on his first attempt – was prepared to up the ante even more until the NBA stepped in and apparent played cockblocker.
Karen noted on Twitter last night Green was planning to dunk over Lil Wayne who would be riding on his skateboard. Personlly, it would’ve been even more memorable had Weezy been performing “Love Me” while Green barreled towards him, neither of them showing any hesitation. This, of course, means Future and Drake would be needed for hook duties. Which also means we missed an impromptu dance contest between LeBron James, James Harden and more. Which, most importantly, we missed Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal’s expert analysis.
The reason for nixing the idea? To keep everything “Houston themed.” Right.
It’s the league’s call at the end of the day; a decision which should be respected at the end of the day. That leads me to my next point, however. If the only reason the idea was shut down in the first place was, in fact, to stay with the theme of the city, then this means it can happen next year for sure it would seem. Where’s NBA All Star Weekend 2014, you ask?