PHOENIX -- So KryptoNate beats Superman. But what about the King?
Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard resurrected an otherwise snoozer of a dunk contest Saturday night with a thrilling dunk-off that featured Nate soaring over the 6-11 Howard for the winning dunk. Next year, he'll have the the King to contend with: LeBron James.
LBJ said during a courtside interview on TNT that he plans to participate in the dunk contest for the first time in his career next year at All-Star weekend in Dallas. That was the news of the night, bigger than Nate's second slam dunk title.
Robinson, who switched to a kryptonite-colored green uniform and shoes for the final round, said he'll come back for a shot at his third title next year, too. But LeBron -- assuming he was serious -- will be the headliner.
It's been a long time since the biggest star in the game has been in the dunk contest. Booking my flight to Dallas tomorrow.