The NBA was hoping to bring some excitement to the Slam Dunk Competition with a new format that put the East against the West and added a freestyle portion to the event, but their plan was not executed well and it turned in to a disaster.
Unlike the NFL’s Pro Bowl which benefited from the change, the dunk contest left people wondering what the hell was going on and no one was sure whether or not it was actually over.
When it was all said and done, the dunk contest was about ten minutes of chaos and mediocre dunks.
If it wasn’t for John Wall, the contest would have been a glorified high school talent show, but even his dunk wasn’t enough to entertain the fans enough to keep them from going to social media to voice their displeasure with the event.
Here is what people had to say:
This dunk contest had the potential to be amazing, but the NBA managed to make it suck
— Charlie Tobin (@Ctobin5) February 16, 2014
This dunk contest has no excitement, the crowd is quiet and the rules suck.
— nasjahh ✨ (@nasj_xo) February 16, 2014
— Pat The Roc (@PatTheRoc) February 16, 2014
LeBron isn’t touching that dumpster fire with a 10 ft pole, you want him in the dunk contest then trash that entire thing and start over
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 16, 2014
@spriteslam Im never drinking sprite again just because you sponsored such a horrible dunk contest..
— Bostons President (@BostonPresident) February 16, 2014
Well the dunk contest was a colossal waste of time
— Brent Walford (@B_Wally32) February 16, 2014
That was the sorriest Slam Dunk Contest I’ve ever seen. #garbage
— Ian Carter McCormick (@IanCarterMc) February 16, 2014
— Andy Amara (@AAmara24) February 16, 2014
Average dunks from a Clippers game > dunk contest.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 16, 2014
I give it up to John Wall but that was the worst #DunkContest of all time
— cortez wesley (@elitetez) February 16, 2014
What were your thoughts on the NBA Dunk Contest and the new format? Sound off in the comments section below.