Earlier today, news broke that Orlando’s Dwight Howard would not be entering this year’s slam dunk contest. While the excitement over a seven-footer dunking can be debated, there is no denying Howard’s ability to put on a show over the years. This news, however, comes about 24 hours after LeBron James has officially listed his probability to enter this year’s contest at 50/50.
And this announcement comes almost one year after James got the world salivating with his proclamation that he would consider giving the dunk contest something that it hasn’t had in quite a while – top flight superstars – taking things back to the day of Jordan vs. ‘Nique.
But why taper back expectations now? [Read more...]