The NBA Dunk Contest has usually been hit or miss depending upon the contestants that they have, but this year they got it right. A part of the reason why the NBA got it right this year is because the team captains, Dwyane Wade (East) and Chris Paul (West), were the ones that chose the contestants this year.
The NBA usually prefers household names to be a part of the dunk contest, but the best dunkers in the league are NBA no names. And what the fans want to see are not necessarily average dunks by great players, but great dunks period; even if it's by average players. This year, the Eastern and Western Conference will compete against one another. The East and West will feature:
Jeremy Evans (reigning champ)
The 3-point contest will feature:
Taco Bell Skills Challenge:
Sears Shooting Stars Competition: