Found February 25, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

In the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, the scores were a bit low, but the forwards put on a good show as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant 17-14 in the final round tiebreaker. James Jones posted the best round of the night in the first round with 22, but he fell off in the second round with a score of just 12 as Love and Durant forced the tiebreaker with a pair of 16s.

In the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, despite repeated criticism of the lack of stars and originality in recent years, there were some creative dunks and dunkers on display. The Utah Jazz’s Jeremy Evans won with dunking two balls one after another from Gordon Hayward tosses, dunking over Hayward and capped it off by leaping over Kevin Hart dressed up as a mailman while wearing a Karl Malone jersey. Paul George turned the lights out and plastered himself with glow in the dark tape in one dunk and dunked over both Roy Hibbert and Dahntay Jones in another. Derrick Williams took a pass off the side backboard from Ricky Rubio and did a 360 dunk for one, but he was unable to execute his high difficulty dunk between the legs in the final round that may have made the difference. Chase Budinger did a “White Men Can’t Jump” tip of the cap as he dunked over Diddy aka Puff Daddy with a backwards Rockets’ cap on in his first dunk as well as executing Cedric Ceballos’s blindfold dunk from 20 years ago in his final dunk.

Earlier tonight, Tony Parker won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as Kyrie Irving finished in last place. Team New York also won the Haier Shooting Stars Contest over Team Houston in the final. The NBA’s All-Star Game is tomorrow night at 7 pm.


After tonight, you will know Jeremy Evans

It is OK if you do not know who Jeremy Evans is. He is the least known of an unheralded group of four that will compete in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk competition Saturday night at Amway Center. Paul George is becoming a household name for his strong play for the surprising Pacers. And Chase Budinger and Derrick Williams were household names for strong Arizona team. Evans...

Jazz F Evans wins Slam Dunk Contest

Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday during the 2012 All-Star Weekend.Evans received 29 percent of the fan vote to be named champion of the event. It was the first year of total fan voting to decide the winner.Evans dunked with a camera on his head, with two basketballs while jumping over a seated teammate and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while...

PBT: Double dunk wins it for Jeremy Evans (video)

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Rubio, Williams, Love representing Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS Three members of the Minnesota Timberwolves -- Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams -- arrived Thursday in Orlando to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend. After a day of travel, interviews and photographs (and maybe a minute or two of relaxing), the festivities begin Friday in full force. A look at the events in which you can watch and cheer for Love, Rubio and...

Is K-Love The Best White USA Born NBA Player Since Bird?

When Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love is mentioned his three-point shooting prowess does not immediately come to mind; however he walked off the court Saturday night as the King of the outside shot after winning the 2012 NBA Three-Point Contest. K-Love mowed down a field of competitors that are far better known for knocking down the trey than he is including Kevin...

Minnesota's Love wins 3-Point Shootout

ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) - Kevin Love does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It turns out he has quite the outside shooting touch, too.Love beat out Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant to win the 3-Point Shootout during the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities.The former UCLA star ...

Jazz's Evans takes dunk title; Love top shooter

Kevin Love does most of his dirty work inside for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It turns out he has quite the outside shooting touch, too.

All-Star Notes: Jazz’s Jeremy Evans dreams of capturing dunk crown

All-Star Notes: Jazz’s Jeremy Evans dreams of capturing dunk crown By Brian T. Smith The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 24, 2012 08:38PM MDT Orlando, Fla. • The experimentation began late Thursday. Jazz forward Jeremy Evans and teammate Gordon Hayward walked into a near-empty Amway Center, threw ideas into open space and searched for inspiration. The only way to make...

A Small And Obvious Point About The Slam Dunk Contest

I watch an awful lot of NBA basketball. I am the commish in an NBA fantasy league. Have been for 10 years.I watch, on average, over a dozen games a week.I listen to NBA podcasts, read NBA feeds on Twitter, and in short, love the Association.The NBA's new Slam Dunk champion is Jeremy Evans. Evans plays for the Utah Jazz. For less than six minutes a game. The Jazz are a .500...

NBA dunk contest

Jeremy Evans was a late entrant into the dunk contest, but he made the most of the opportunity. The Jazz reserve channeled Karl Malone on his way to capping All-Star Saturday night.

Today's Video: Every dunk from the Sprite All-Star Dunk Contest

If you are like me and missed the dunk contest last night because you had a feeling it was going to be craptacular and had other commitments, the above video contains all the dunks if you'd like to catch up on what you missed. (The video quality isn't great, but it's the only one I could find with all the dunks). For the most part, the dunks were gimmick-laden and lacked...

Sweet 17: Wolves have already matched last season

(With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer After two miserable seasons and four bad ones before that, the Minnesota Timberwolves had nowhere to go except up. They're showing a lot more than marginal improvement. The Timberwolves entered the All-Star break of this lockout-shortened season with a buzzer-beating win over division rival and Western Conference playoff competitor...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest Preview: Field Info, Start Time, TV, Videos Of Participants, and Poll

I remarked on Twitter last night that the definition of the word “celebrity” clearly has been devalued if the event that kicked off last night’s NBA All Star Weekend was truly a “Celebrity” All Star Game. Josh touched on this as well here. Yet, when I woke up this morning, I saw a few tweets suggesting that it was the highest (or at least one of the highest) rated NBA All...
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