Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Slam Dunk Idiocy

Am I the only one who is sick and tired of slam dunks being treated as the ultimate basketball highlight? Sure, when it was less common, when it hadn't been done to death and in every way possible, they were exciting. But not any more. Maybe I'm just getting old, but if highlights are going to be graded on difficulty, rarity and impressiveness, then threading a long pass or an acrobatic lay-up or off-balance shot should be given more attention than a mediocre power forward who gets a lucky-bounce short-rebound and then dunks the ball with an angry expression.