Dunk contest letdown: 'That's it?'

Updated: February 16, 2014, 12:13 AM ET

The Slam Dunk Contest is supposed to be the marquee event of All-Star Saturday night. This year, the NBA introduced a new format designed to reinvigorate the contest, and attracted the most star-studded field in decades. However, once the dunkers hit the court, the NBA players watching found the new format -- a 90-second freestyle round for each conference, followed by a trio of one-on-one battles -- confusing at best and a disappointment at worst.

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