It’s Just About Time for 1988’s Most Exciting Event

That’s right folks. We’re mere hours away from crowning jewel of NBA All-Star Weekend — the Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout, better known today as the Yawn Bore Snooze and the Change The Channel.

Maybe it’s because I’m old and crotchety, but I remember when the Dunk contest was cool. Michael Jordan. Dominique Wilkins. Spud Webb. Now I’m supposed to be enthralled by a Jamario Moon-Rudy Gay showdown? When you look at the contestants for the event 20 years ago and compare them to today’s participants, it’s no contest.

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