All-Star weekend is usually about the stars, but last night one was made. Once the contestants of the Dunk contest were named — Trey Murphy III, Kenyon Martin Jr., Jericho Sims, and Mac McClung— fans complained that no well-known players were taking part. However, it proved for one player, in particular, to make sure he […]

It might be time for the NBA to get rid of the slam dunk competition.

In what may have been one of the most ho-hum faceoffs in recent memory, the Portland Trailblazers’ Anfernee Simons won the 2021 NBA Slam Contest, defeating the New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin in the final round. While it may not have been as plodding as the sad 1997 contest, it also did not have had […]


Three-point shots are impressive, and the gravity-defying creativity of a layup is borderline acrobatic, but there is nothing more emphatically awe-inspiring than someone attacking the rim with a thunderous dunk.