NBA All-Star Saturday night isn't the appointment television it used to be. New York Knicks rookie Nate Robinson (5'9") needed a dozen chances to complete an admittedly spectacular through-the-legs, off-the-backboard catch-and-dunk.
The rules for the dunk contest have changed often in the past few years, but it's hard to believe Robinson's dozen chances were stipulated. A dozen dunk attempts? Part of any contest is coming through in a limited number of tries. If today's stars can't do that, they need to get back in the gym.