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Curly Neal knows he could play in NBA

Updated: February 14, 2010, 3:45 PM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

No disrespect to Nate Robinson, but what has happened to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Saturday's performance, in which the Knicks guard won his third title in a row, lacked the spontaneity and creativity of contests in the past.

What they need is 67-year-old Curly Neal.

"I know I could play in today's game," said Neal, who spent 22 years with the Harlem Globetrotters and was in Dallas for NBA All-Star Weekend. "We were pioneers of having fun. We created ...

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