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Answer for NBA is H-O-R-S-E, of course

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:09 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Before I unveil my plan to save NBA All-Star Saturday, we need to discuss the Slam Dunk Contest, which jumped the shark about 10 years ago. Watching the dunk contest these days is like watching Heather Locklear on "Spin City" -- it's old, it's tired, it looks like it's seen one too many dunks, and you can even see its roots a little bit.

Remember the days when the Dunk Contest was the greatest halftime event on the planet? Every year we looked forward to high-flying stars such as MJ, Dr. ...

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