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1. To save the Rookie-Sophomore Game from being a blowout every year, they should make the best sophomores "captains," flip a coin for first pick before the game, then have the captains pick sides from the remaining players like it's a pickup game. How great would that be?
2. Include the winner of the D-League dunk contest in the NBA dunk contest the following night. Why not? Like the crowd wouldn't be rooting for him?
3. After watching the D-League's attempt at H-O-R-S-E, I am 100 percent POSITIVE the idea would work on All-Star Saturday if the NBA picked four superstars and miked them. At the very least, it would be better than the first two craptastic events from last Saturday.
(By the way, I judged the D-League dunk contest and found out firsthand there's nothing worse than giving someone an "8" when everyone else is giving a "9." In fact, I even got a brief "I'm going to shoot you after this is over" look from one of the slighted contestants. I'm never judging another Dunk Contest. Too much pressure.)
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