Maybe what the NBA needs to do to really draw some interest is into the All-Star Dunk Contest is not up the financial payout, but go for pride; challenge them. Make them want to prove that they are better than someone else--like the latest group of college stars.
If my top 5 dunks from Saturday's slate of college basketball is any indication the NBA could have something in a NCAA vs. NBA style contest. Some of these guys--Nate Austin, Ben McLemore, Markel Brown, Kenny Kadji, and Briante Weber--may be in the NBA next year, but there are plenty of guys that could fill their shoes.
Anyway..here are my top 5 dunks from a great slate of action in college basketball from Saturday:
No. 5: BYU's Nate Austin
No. 4: Kansas's Ben McLemore
No. 3: VCU's Briante Weber
No. 2: Miami's Kenny Kanji
No.1: Oklahoma State's Markel Brown
In all honesty, this list could go any number of ways, but when it comes down to it these guys are ...