The only thing that might make this worth watching this year is 5'9" Nate Robinson (I'm having visions of Spud Webb) because the feild is weak again. Who is in it #1 Josh Smith, The only real dunker in the competition Imo #2 Hakim Warrick, I'm already getting sleepy #3 Andre Iguodala, Not getting excited yet #4 Nate Robinson, His hops is unbelievable but can he hang with Smith Who is missing #1 Lebron, To good for the contest he turned it down #2 Vince, The dunk contest is what made him famous #3 Jason Richardson, Its not really a dunk contest without him #4 Desmond Mason, Imo if you have won it before try to win it again #5 Richard Jefferson, I'm sure they would let Kidd throw him oops #6 D-Wade, He has more impressive dunks than A.I.2 #7 Kevin Martin, plays for sac. and has nice hops #8 Super Dupe, We know he has the hops he just has none of the pub I am sure I am forgetting some guys (I left Tmac off cuz he has chronic back issues) and Kobe (they only score up to 50) but I just don’t get why the NBA doesn’t pay out a bigger amount to get the guys to do it. This is copied from the NBA site... "The contestants in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk will be competing for $89,750 in prize money, with $35,000 going to the winner. Second place is worth $22,500, third place and fourth place will receive $16,125 each." When I think about the slam dunk contest I automatically think Jordan Vs Dominique and the duel. I guess those days are long gone because the players already make so much money off their paychecks that a measly $35,000 bucks is not worth showing up for, or getting embarrassed if they miss a dunk. I remember the dunk contest was the highlight of the all-star game for me. I was mad as hell when they cancelled it, and thrilled that they brought it back. I will still watch it but every year it gets harder and harder to do so. If David Stern is so smart why is he letting the slam dunk contest die such a shamefull death? Why is the NBA not paying the players to do what made it famous.