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8 a.m. ET: The NBA season has reached its halfway point, meaning that it’s time for the annual extravaganza that is All-Star weekend.
The league’s best will descend on Houston for the three-day festival, and while the actual All-Star Game won’t tip off until Sunday, the real excitement takes place the night before.
All-Star Saturday Night will feature the same four events — the Shooting Stars competition, skills challenge, three-point contest and, of course, the slam dunk contest — that NBA fans have become accustomed to, but with a new twist thrown in this season.
This year, the participants in the four competitions will be divided by conference and awarded points for each event. At the end of the night, the conference with the most total points will be awarded a $350,000 donation to charities of its choice, while the losing conference will receive a $150,000 donation.
Utah’s Jeremy Evans will be back to defend the dunk contest title he won in Orlando last season, but keep an eye o...
BEST OF MAXIM
The 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contests lifts off on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Houston. The Jazz’s defending Slam Dunk Contest champion Jeremy Evans, Pacers’...
If the All-Star dunk contest was awarded based entirely off creativity, Jeremy Evans might have had a shot at the title.
The Utah Jazz power forward dunked over an easel covered with a black cloth. After the dunk was completed, Evans revealed a painting of the exact dunk he had just accomplished and signed it. Evans even painted the picture himself, according to Pro Basketball Talk...
WORK OF ART
The 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest came down to Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans and Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross.For the first dunk of the championship round, Evans decided to bring out a painting that he painted himself and dunked over it:
TO EACH HIS OWN
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I’ll have to admit I am not familiar as perhaps I should be with Enes Kanter, the second-year center for the Utah Jazz. But from what I am learning now, the young man clearly is a bit of an eccentric fellow.
Kanter, who hails from Turkey, not only is he a player with some potential, he is also a person who realizes that there is no reason not to have fun a little fun while savoring...
There is not much that needs to be said about the below Valentine’s Day message from Utah Jazz player Enes Kanter. Enes has slowly become our favorite NBA player for many reasons including him holding photo shoots with cheerleaders, him doing the worm, him dropping the mic after a speech, or him just soliciting blonde’s on Twitter.
Do you, Enes.
Pimp Daddy wants to say Happy...
Jazz center, Enes Kanter, took to Twitter Thursday to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day – as “Pimp Daddy”. Hmm..
“This feels unbelievable,” Ross commented as he was holding the Sprite 2013 Slam Dunk Contest trophy. Ross was able to beat last year’s Dunk Contest winner Utah Jazz‘s Jeremy Evans in the final round of the contest. Ross got 58 percent of the fans vote to win the title of Slam Dunk Champion.
During the week leading up to All-Star Weekend, Ross felt that since he plays in...
Although, we're a couple days past Valentine's Day, we just needed to post this picture of a Valentine's Day card featuring Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter.Kanter posted it on his Twitter page and shows a photoshopped image of himself in a pimp costume:(Courtesy of Sports Kings)
Despite insisting their young backup point guard will not be moved, ESPN reports the Clippers will at least discuss a trade with the Jazz before the deadline headlined by Eric Bledsoe and power forward, Paul Millsap.
According to Ramona Shelburne, ESPN:
Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com late Saturday there is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah...
HOUSTON — Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.
The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, whipped the ball between his legs and hammered home a one-handed dunk to beat defending champion Jeremy Evans...