Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 3/3/13
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 a great mixture of power...
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