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Here's a different point of view. I agree that the creativity of dunks is the hardest part. Coming up with a new dunk is tough. SO....

have a qualifying round or two or three where there are required dunks, and all participants have ONE CHANCE to make these required dunks, or they don't move on. For example:

Required dunk #1- takeoff from the free throw line and dunk (or if needed, put a line 8 inches closer in from the free throw line)

Required dunk #2- a 360 degree dunk. If you can't do this dunk, you shouldn't be in the contest.

Required dunk #3- an in-the-air between the legs dunk. This will seperate the men from the boys.

Who ever is left, then let those cats show their creativity.

Also, I agree with the money thing. Make it worth-while and more people will try. Where are all the sponsers? You tellin' me that NIKE wouldn't be willing to drop $1,000,000 for the winner (with NIKE getting all the advertisement time during the contest, and they can tie it in with new products?)
Or Viagra? Are you saying Viagra wouldn't want to offer $1,000,000 to the guy who can "get it up" the best, in return for all the TV advertisements during the contest?

I'd like to see a half-court shot competition, including randomly picked fans in attendance given a try. Get some pros, each gets 2 tries, and pick maybe 4 fans in attendance, and they each get 4 or 5 shots. Winner, either a pro or a fan, gets a million dollars. That wouldn't be interesting?

What about stealing an idea from the NHL? Have a skills contest. Set up pylons the length of the court, and time the fastest player to dribble between the pylons the full length of the court and back.

What about a 1-on-1 tournament? Let's see if Kobe could beat Shaq one-on-one. Is Duncan better than KG head-to-head? Can Stevie Franchise beat Stephon Starbury?

In all these ideas, you can't convince me that you wouldn't have companies ready to drop $1,000,000 to the winner in exchange for all the advertising during the event.... Budweiser, NIKE, McDonalds, Chevy, Monster.com.... all the advertising players from the Super Bowl would be likely candidates? Right?
 

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Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!


989 Sports Skills Challenge :D
Shows you how much interest I had over the festivities last year... I didn't even know that. I know I was out Sat night, so I didn't watch any of the 3 pt comp, dunk comp, skilzs comp, whatever..... and for that matter, I'm not sure I even watched any of the All Star game either. Did I miss anything??:grinning:
 
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