First, Indiana’s Paul George dunked over Roy Hibbert and Dahntay Jones which was okay. Then, he dunked with lights off while wearing a glow-in-the-dark jersey that was cute, I guess. Lastly, he dunked while sticking a Larry Bird sticker on the backboard after multiple attempts. And to George, and apparently his teammates, that should’ve been enough to take home the Dunk Contest crown.
But he didn’t. And since he didn’t, he now thinks the Dunk Contest is a joke.
“(Not to) take nothing away from the dunk contest, (but) it was a joke,” George said. “I guess whoever had the biggest celebrity involved in their dunk was going to be the winner. I guess I should have tried to reach out to some people.
“If you leave it up to fans, they probably wouldn’t have known who Larry was. I think I was destined to lose it.”
On one hand, George is right. The Dunk Contest is a joke. That much is evident. But it c’mon, Paul. Don’t be mad because more fans liked Jeremy Evans’ mildly entertaining dunks better than your mildly entertaining dunks.