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Giannis blames Curry for dud Dunk Contest’ You changed the game’

2022 NBA All-Star - MTN DEW 3-Point Contest

CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 19: Stephen Curry is seen onstage during the 2022 NBA All-Star - MTN DEW 3-Point Contest as part of the 2022 All-Star Weekend at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 19, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND — This year’s NBA All-Star Dunk Contest was a dud. Congrats to Obi Toppin for the deserved win, but the four players going 7-of-25 on dunks in the first round sucked the energy out of the building.

Whose’s to blame for this debacle? Giannis Antetokounmpo told Stephen Curry it was his fault.

Antetokounmpo wasn’t the only one taking shots at Curry. When he and his wife Ayesha came out to promote their new HBOMax show “About Last Night,” Cavaliers fans booed him. Those fans still remember the pain of those Finals losses to Curry and company.

The 3-Point Contest, won by Karl-Anthony Towns, was the best part of All-Star Saturday night. While the Dunk Contest is up and down depending on who is involved and how the dunks go, the 3-Point Contest is consistent quality drama year after year — and with the best shooters in the game often involved (Curry has won it twice, Klay Thompson has won it, as have Kyrie Irving, Devin Booker, Joe Harris, and going back legendary shooters such as Dirk Nowitzki, Ray Allen, and of course Larry Bird all took home the trophy).

The 3-point Contest is the one thing on All-Star Saturday night the NBA doesn’t have to tweak to have it work.

The Dunk Contest? It is time to consider new ideas.