Russell Westbrook Uncertain For 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest; Can The Dunk Contest Be fixed?

Dec 20, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks on during a free throw in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has been trying to figure out how to fix the slam dunk contest for several years now.

Some NBA superstars have even given advice on how to improve the dunk contest, including Blake Griffin, who suggested the league should just back off on the mandated requirements.

When Russell Westbrook, one of the most explosive dunkers in NBA, was asked about competing in Houston, the All-Star guard was still on the fence.

“It’s up in the air,” Westbrook said . “I would (like to) before it’s too late. But I don’t know where I’m going to feel like doing it or not.”

Players like Westbrook need to compete in the contest in order to revive it.

I am sure the NBA knows how exciting last year’s competition with Jeremy Evans, Chase Budinger, Paul George and Derrick Williams was, but the league owes it to the fans to bring back the star caliber talent.

Fans want to see the stars in their prime like Vince Carter, Jason Richardson and Michael Jordan of course.

How can the NBA fix the slam dunk contest, or is it too late to save this All-Star tradition?

Let your voice be heard in the comment section below.

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