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The lesser known contestants look to make a statement!

Iman Shumpert to Participate in NBA Slam Dunk Contest

In a bit of a surprising move, Marc Stein reports that the Knicks' Iman Shumpert will be participating in the NBA's "Sprite Slam Dunk Contest" during All-Star Weekend.Knicks fans were disappointed to see Shumpert was passed over for the Rising Stars Challenge, given his early success. Though he hasn't been a high-flyer with his dunks during games too often,...

Paul George fills the stat sheet with 11-5-5-4-2

Paul George was a super sleeper coming into the season, and he's lived up to the hype. Some nights have been better than others, and tonight was a goodie. Danny Granger will take the headlines for leading the Pacers with 32 points in the Pacers 93-88 win over the Nets. But George, who will compete in this year's dunk competition, filled the stat sheet with 11 points (4...

Williams one of four in NBA dunk contest

MINNEAPOLIS The NBA announced Thursday that Timberwolves' rookie Derrick Williams will participate in the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. Williams was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge rookie-sophomore game, which will take place at 8 p.m. CT Friday, Feb. 24. The slam dunk contest takes place the next day, Feb. 25, at 12:30 p.m. This year's...

Iman on a mission for dunk title

Iman Shumpert admits because he was passed over for the Rising Stars Challenge on All-Star Weekend, he’s more motivated to take home the Slam Dunk Contest title.“A little bit,” Shumpert told The Post. “You get a little chip on your shoulder.”Shumpert, the Knicks’ exciting rookie guard, was...

Derrick Williams chosen for Slam Dunk Contest

The Timberwolves rookie will show his stuff at the All-Star Game.

Trade Rumor: Pau Gasol for Derrick Williams

The Los Angeles Lakers have already tried Pau Gasol this season but thanks to David Stern the deal never happened. Now, there are new reports of Gasol being involved in another trade. According to Chris Tomasson Fox Sports Florida, the Minnesota Timberwolves are very interested in Gasol and would give up Derrick Williams and draft picks to get him. In other news involving...

NBA Dunk Contest Preview; New Format (VIDEO)

It’s the year of the dunkers from the suburbs in the 2012 NBA dunk contest. With last year’s winner Blake Griffin declining on defending the championship, the dunk contest will feature Iman Shumpert (New York Knicks), Paul George (Indiana Pacer), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets). It will be up to the...Read the Rest...

George says he'll have unique dunk for contest

Indiana Pacers second-year guard Paul George received an invitation Thursday to take part in the slam dunk competition during All-Star weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Shumpert a slam dunk (with Lin assist?)

In a makeup call, Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert has been named to the All-Star Game’s Slam Dunk competition, scheduled for a week from tomorrow, after he was snubbed for next Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge. Jeremy Lin, however, will be playing in the game, chosen after the NBA...

Put Elliot Williams In The Dunk Contest

LaMarcus Aldridge will represent Portland in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. He’ll be the only Blazer joining the festivities. That’s a shame. The NBA released its dunk contest lineup this week. The contest features four first-timers: Houston’s Chase Budinger, Indiana’s Paul George, New York’s Iman Shumpert and Minnesota’s Derrick Williams. Not the most intriguing lineup...
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