I love watching these contests. It’s way more thrilling — when the contestants pull off something special – than the All-Star Game itself. But when does enough become enough?
Now Paul George’s gruesome injury occurred in a Team USA scrimmage, so the comparison is more apples to oranges. But when these players take off from the free-throw line or leap over mascots, they’re moving at the same speed and using the same force they do in games.
Don’t worry fans, the dunk contest isn’t really going anywhere. The only time the league would think of doing anything drastic is if a player gets seriously hurt. And we all hope it never gets to that point.