The night concluded with perhaps the most boring Slam Dunk Contest in NBA history. Nate Robinson won his third title, becoming the first three-time winner in league history, but he didn’t even need to pull out any of the flair he became known for in his other contest appearances. Why? Because the other competitors looked like they spent about five minutes，They Custom basketball jerseys.
In between the beginning and concluding snooze-fests, the Texas team of Dirk Nowitzki, Kenny Smith and Becky Hammon won the Shooting Stars competition and Paul Pierce won the three-point shootout and declared himself — seriously — one of the best shooters in NBA history to Cheryl Miller in an interview after winning. Pierce isn’t even the first or second best three-point shooter on his own team.