by Marcel Mutoni

You would think that the League would be in support of a player taking part in this year’s dunk contest and wanting to do something that’s never been done before. Something potentially mind-boggling, and something that would be talked about for years to come. Something that would resurrect what used to be one of All-Star weekend’s markee events. You would think.

And you would be wrong.

According to Marc Stein’s sources, Dwight Howard planned on throwing down a 360 banger in this year’s flight fest. With the rim raised to 12 feet!!! Oh, and he also planned on putting the rock through his legs before smashing it home on an 11 and 1/2 foot rim, too. There’s just one problem: The NBA won’t allow it. Something about Howard’s antics being “a departure from the basic rules of the contest”, or some other nonsense.

Great job, NBA. The weekend is off to a fine start.