Originally Posted by m5racer
Whats with you guys...I don't understand how some of you think (last year the same comments were made) or believe making the slam dunk contest/all star weekend will some how effect Ross/Players in a negative way. If anything it gives them the opportunity to go have a good time for a few days giving them a breather from the season. The guys doing the slam dunk contest, hes not running a 200k marathon....I dont see how going for 2-3 days of festivites will have him lose focus on the rest of the season. What do you guys think, hes gonna start skipping practices to go work on his Dunks? Or in game hes is going to take a pass on playing D because hes getting lost in trying to think of new dunks....ahahaha, if that were the case, then we should trade the guy now. He is a professional, if anything this will give the guy a little confidence boost in that he IS going to All-Star weekend. Let the guy have a little fun will you........
Ross is indeed allowed to have fun and yes, he's wise enough to make the decision for himself.
The contest is not a marathon, but it is yet another day on the court, a day/weekend that could've been spent doing other things than playing ball. Could've been a nice break from everything.
We've been extremely lucky in the injury department thus far, and while Ross is not likely to get injured in the SDcontest, we're still the Raptors
and bad shit tends to happen to us, so yeah, I'll pray nothing happens to him because that would truly suck. I also got the idea that several Raptors
are a little fatigued at this point in the season (Amir?) but don't know if Ross is one of them, apparently not.
Most of all I hope Ross doesn't see repeating as an obligation because obviously it is not. I wouldn't have mind if he skipped this one.