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By Josh Greene, Suns.com Posted: Feb. 14, 2009 It took a blast from the past, but the Suns ended up being well-represented in All-Star Saturday Night, after all. Following Dan Majerle, Leandro Barbosa and Tangela Smith’s runner-up finish in the Shooting Stars competition to tip off the festivities at US Airways Center, “Thunder Dan” joined inaugural Slam Dunk champ Larry Nance, 1992 winner Cedric Ceballos, three-time All-Star Kevin Johnson and 1987 NBA All-Star MVP Tom Chambers as early round judges in the night’s Sprite Slam Dunk contest between Denver’s J.R. Smith, Portland’s Rudy Fernandez, 2006 winner Nate Robinson and defending champ Dwight Howard. Between being on the receiving end of some teammate lobs, assorted gimmicks and props, the hometown judges had their hands full, deciding the early fate of the participants before giving way to fan voting in the final rounds.
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