This is Dwight Howard. He is a man beast. One of the better power forwards/centers in the game. THE best young PF/C in the game. He also has crazy, jump out of the gym, leaping ability. Its hard to tell because he is damn near 7 feet tall. Its hard for people to see just how high he can leap because its so easy for him to dunk a basketball, because of his height. So how can he empress the Slam Dunk contest judges, and entertain the crowd no less? How about raising the basketball rim to 12 feet instead of 10? Its like making him 5 feet tall. If a 5 foot sumabitch can dunk a ball, that would win the competition hands down. Sounds like a good idea for Howard right?
Well not so fast there good buddy. The NBA has said no to Howards request. Thats cool, it would be hard to raise the rim during the contest, take too much time and that stuff. What? That's not it?
"They've ruled that changing the height of the rim, while easily done mid-contest with the help of hydraulics, clashes with their intent to apply as many standard NBA rules to All-Star Weekend contests as possible."
Here is what he did/could have done at last years contest.
Well done NBA, way to look out for the fans.