Dennis Smith Jr. says he won’t compete in dunk contest again: ‘I don’t think it’s for me’

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Dennis Smith Jr.‘s performance in last season’s dunk contest didn’t go according to plan.

The Mavericks guard won’t seek redemption this year.

Smith, via Akshay Mirchandani of The Dallas Morning News:

“I don’t think it’s for me,” Smith said. “The gimmicks and everything that comes with it. I’m not with it.”

This is fine. Smith has potential to be a good dunk-contest competitor, but it requires a certain type of creativity he might not have.

We’ll have to settle for watching just Smith’s fantastic in-game dunks.