You watched the video. When’s the last time the NBA Slam Dunk competition moved you to ooh and ahh as much as some of these dunks showcased during Powerade’s Jam Fest featuring McDonald’s All-Americans? Since the NBA’s best dunkers are reluctant to participate, why not invite the country’s top high school ballers who are eager to show and prove their above the rim skills?
There might not have been a ton of originality, but something about this felt more fresh and less circus-y to me. Maybe because it seemed to lack the unnecessary props NBA players have become accustomed to using. Or perhaps it was just good editing. Regardless, I believe the entertainment value rises a bit because I can’t help but to be impressed watching teenage boys, whose bodies are still maturing, dunk with the speed and ferociousness of fully developed NBA players. Simply watching their young talent makes me hopeful for the future of the NBA.
The legalities to consider, such as how to insure everyone gives me a headache just thinking about it. But, if the great minds who get paid the big bucks were able to work through it all, this could be a potential solve for the NBA’s futile competition.
Whether you support this idea or not, we can at least agree that Aaron Gordon was robbed, right?
What do you think?