NBA All-Star weekend is fast approaching and while most of us can’t wait for the NBA All-Star East vs West game, most of the entertainment and excitement happens during the NBA Dunk contest. Over the past few years the dunk contest has gone through some all-time lows with an exception to last year when retired NBA player and TNT host Kenny Smith acted as the presenter during the contest introducing players and the dunks they would attempt.
Having Kenny Smith as the host of the dunk contest was a horrible idea and it ruined my experience in 2012. This year I doubt the dunk contest will be any more entertaining because of the lack of NBA star participation and the list of no-named players competing.
Granted, some years there a few rising stars who breathe new life and creativity into the dunk contest, high flyer’s like Javale Mcgee, who dunked two basketballs in two regulation basketballs goals in 2012, but overall I don’t foresee the most anticipated event of All-star weekend lasting much longer. I created this list of the worst dunk contest performers in NBA history to show you how watered down and commercialized the dunk contest has become since the great Julius Erving pioneered the ABA event in the 1970s.