NBA Twitter reacts to disappointing Slam Dunk contest during 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend

After a halftime appearance on the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend, the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest was back as the headliner of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night festivities.

The pageant has been Saturday’s late-night event for years, probably every year since its introduction in 1984.

However, in recent years, with the exception of a few outstanding duels, the contest has seen a decline in entertainment value. It’s an opinion shared not only by fans, but also by other NBA players – past and present.

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The 2022 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest in Cleveland joined that unenviable list.

Although the Knicks’ Obi Toppin emerged victorious with high scores, racking up 182 out of a possible 200 points on all of his dunks, it would be fair to say that the competition against him was disappointing to say the least.

With Jalen Green and Cole Anthony needing multiple attempts, including multiple unofficial tries, for their first-round dunks against Juan Toscano-Anderson only hitting a 30 for his second final-round dunk, the event went downhill. ultimately proved to be well below expectations.

During the competition and even after Toppin’s win, several NBA players – past and present – took to Twitter to share their reaction to the mediocre event.

Even the TNT team calling the contest, consisting of Kenny Smith, Reggie Miller and Dwyane Wade with Brian Anderson, discussed whether the 3-Point Contest should be swapped with the Dunk Contest as the headlining event. Saturday.

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