Cohen 8-Ball: Ways to Improve All-Star Saturday Night
Cohen’s Analysis: While Blake Griffin’s leap over a KIA was electrifying two years ago, the real reason 2011’s event was a memorable slam-dunk contest was because that particular competition was just as much as about the “theater” as it was the dunks. Remember, each participant had a coach and stirred up the crowd before their prodigy delivered a jam. This contest needs to be more about show business than basketball. Props are imperative, personality is required and “soap opera storylines” are recommended.