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The NBA World reacts to the Dunk Contest: "The worst one in history. Just cancel it."

This was tough to watch.
Obi Toppin is your 2022 NBA Slam Dunk Champion

Obi Toppin is your 2022 NBA Slam Dunk Champion

NBA All-Star Saturday Night just concluded, and the Dunk Contest has capped off an uninspiring, boring and disappointing night for fans all over the world. Obi Toppin is your newest dunk champion, but I don't think even he is too proud of this award, as numerous NBA players and personalities are already labeling it the worst dunk contest in history.

So many misses

I'm pretty sure nobody expected too much, considering the lack of star power in the contest, but nobody could have imagined this. Cole Anthony was trying to be a showman, putting on boots, dancing, and clowning around, but he didn't do anything in the end. Jalen Green showed incredible athleticism, but only to miss multiple attempts and get bounced out in the first round.

Juan-Toscano Anderson found himself in the Final round somehow despite looking like a fish out of water, and Obi Toppin, who was the only one to have a presentable performance with a few solid dunks, took home the crown. There wasn't a single 50 in the whole night, the crowd went dead silent on their phones, and the situation couldn't have been more awkward.

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People are already labeling it the worst dunk contest of all time and with sound reasoning. For a fan of the dunk contest, this was painful to watch. If you can't get the big names, don't even bother. This used to be a staple of the NBA brand, and a show fans waited for. But now, it's more of a mockery and errand. There could be a real possibility we get a break from the dunk contest in the near future.

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The atmosphere wasn't only cold in the arena, as numerous NBA players and personalities took to Twitter to express their disbelief with the contest:

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