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James Anderson

James Anderson

James Anderson is a University of Minnesota graduate, with allegiances to the Packers, Brewers, Bucks (sigh) and Gophers (double sigh). He is an editor and scribe at, primarily focused on basketball and baseball. In 2013 he was a FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year.

Saturday evening's Slam Dunk Contest featured a couple great dunks, highlighted by John Wall's spectacular double-pump, two-handed reverse slam that capped off the night, followed by him doing the Rich Homie Quan dance. It also featured the most deflating and puzzling conclusion to the event that I can recall.

Any talk of it being a trivial competition that nobody really cares about can be eschewed by just looking at Twitter as the contest was drawing to a close. I believe everything listed in the "Trends" sidebar was dunk contest related, so people clearly care. In fact, I'm guessing some casual fans are more likely to tune into the dunk contest than most playoff games.

So why, when the league finally put together a compelling field, did they change the format? Wall, Paul George and Damian Lillard are among the 20 best players in the league right now.

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