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Why not

Why not create a new dunk competition. You take the Top 3 dunkers from youtube and they can be anyone...european, streetballer and etc. Put them against the best nba dunkers. Maybe some of these stars will start to take it seriously. At the very least we'll get to see some guys that can take it up a notch. Tonight was terrrrible.


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How about you have to play a

How about you have to play a certain amount of minutes to get in it?....

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Too much trouble. How do

Too much trouble.

How do you judge the 3 best dunkers on YouTube?
How do those guys take a week off from work or school for this type of contest?
Do they get to bring their entire family or alone?
How many plane tickets is the NBA going to need to buy?
How many hotel rooms would they need to reserve for these people?
They would probably have to do background checks on each individual to make sure they are safe to have around multi-millionaires.
What if the contestant or friend/family member do something bad while in town, is the NBA responsible for this?
What if the contestant or friend/family member get injured, is the NBA responsible for their medical bills?
What if the contestant or friend/family member had pre-existing injuries, does the NBA need to check their medical backgrounds as well?
How is the NBA going to keep track of these individuals and their friends/family?
Will the NBA give them money to spend while on this All-Star weekend vacation?
Would they need to rent a car for these people?
Is the NBA responsible for their rental car insurance?

There are way too many legal liabilities to deal with when looking for outsiders

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Are you serious? You're

Are you serious? You're telling me an organization that employs thousands of people and generates billions in revenue wouldn't bring in outside talent because they don't know whether or not to rent them a car? lol. As for the legal issues - sign a liability waiver that covers the NBA in case of injury during the event and you're done. All the other stuff you mentioned is either inconsequential or simply part of the day to day operations of an entertainment company the size of the NBA.

The reason you don't bring in outside people is because they would probably win and people would care even less than they already do.

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Lmao was that really the

Lmao was that really the first thing that came to your mind after you read this thread?

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As much as I disagree with

As much as I disagree with the OP, this response was just purely stupid.

How do you judge the 3 best dunkers on YouTube?

Ummm lets see. Have a contest where you send videos in. Have fans vote on which ones they like the best. Have a "finals" with the top 10 or something. Done.

How do those guys take a week off from work or school for this type of contest?

Not hard. "Boss, I'm taking Friday and Monday off because I'm going to be in a dunk contest. You may have heard of the league its for, its called the NBA"

Do they get to bring their entire family or alone?

It would be quite difficult for the NBA to pay for 3 players to bring their families to the game. Oh wait, no it wouldn't.

How many plane tickets is the NBA going to need to buy?

Probably 15. Which is chump change for a multi billion dollar industry.

How many hotel rooms would they need to reserve for these people?

Probably 3. Which is chump change for a multi billion dollar industry. Has it crossed your mind, when you typed these last 2 questions, that the NBA pays for D LEAGUE TEAMS to stay in hotels for an entire season? or no? I feel like they could pay for 3 families to spend 3 nights in houston.

They would probably have to do background checks on each individual to make sure they are safe to have around multi-millionaires.

And I'm sure the NBA doesn't have people who can do background checks, you know, like every other major corporation in the world.

What if the contestant or friend/family member do something bad while in town, is the NBA responsible for this?

No. If DeMarcus Cousins punches a cop in the face, he is getting in trouble, not the NBA. Why would this change for a random person participating in 1 NBA event.

What if the contestant or friend/family member get injured, is the NBA responsible for their medical bills?

Probably not. The terms of flying in an airplane and staying in hotel really have nothing to do with getting hurt.

What if the contestant or friend/family member had pre-existing injuries, does the NBA need to check their medical backgrounds as well?

Probably not hard to take a physical playing in an NBA sponsered event. Not sure why a family member or friend would need to have medical background check. I guess if the hotel wasn't wheel chair accessible, the NBA might get sued or something according to your logic though.

How is the NBA going to keep track of these individuals and their friends/family?

Probably in the good faith that "Hey, you entered a contest intending on participating in our dunk contest. You won. We are flying you and your families out to Houston, staying in a nice hotel, and you are going to get to compete in a nationally televised event that you wanted to...please show up at XYZ 2 hours prior" that this person will actually do this.

Will the NBA give them money to spend while on this All-Star weekend vacation?

Why?

Would they need to rent a car for these people?

Maybe, why not?

Is the NBA responsible for their rental car insurance?

Who cares?

There are way too many legal liabilities to deal with when looking for outsiders

Not really. Its really no different than the college kid they pick out on college game day to shoot a half court shot. This is litterally the stupidest post I have seen in the history of this website, and I don't even agree with the OP that this a good idea. Your reasons for it failing just make absolutely no sense.

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Not sure about Europe,

Not sure about Europe, remember how Jan Vesely said Blake Griffin is the American Jan Vesely? Dudes hops look league average to me

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Go "old school"

First round is three dunks. If you miss, you get 0. Best two to finals. Best total of two dunks wins.

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the dunk contest

was good in the past and isnt now for one simple reason. The stars arent in it. They uses to be in it and arent in it now.

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the dunk contest

was good in the past and isnt now for one simple reason. The stars arent in it. They uses to be in it and arent in it now.

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