Zion Williamson's refusal crushes the Math Contest

The NBA's great trump card to power the 2021 Dunk Contest, Zion Williamson, got off at the last minute. And he wasn't the only one who said no.

The NBA Dunk Contest, revitalized in 2016 after some very dark years, is once again having trouble finding great players to participate in it. In the specific case of this 2021, with the players chosen already publicly known, it is much more bloody with the exception that the year of the pandemic affects decisions more than on any other occasion.

Cassius Stanley (Pacers), Obi Toppin (Knicks) and Anfernee Simons (Blazers), three and not four, will be the ones to compete for the trophy in Atlanta. This time on Sunday, not Saturday, with the night of the contests integrated into the All-Star Party. Of the three, only Toppin stands out for its spectacularity, which surely detracts from the aforementioned contest.

Zion Williamson was the NBA's big bet to spruce up the contest. Until the last moment he has not decided. And the answer has been negative. The fact that Zion participated yes or yes in the All-Star was the perfect excuse for Adam Silver to offer him a position and make it easy for him to accept, but they have not achieved it. But it was not the only one who has happened: Anthony Edwards, Miles Bridges and Jaylen Brown have not accepted either. Even in the triples there has been a powerful loss: Damian Lillard, the star of the Trail Blazers. The event has not been approved by many players, as their statements show, so they are not willing to risk even one iota of their health for the second part of the season.

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