When JaVale McGee was asked nearly two weeks ago about participating in the slam dunk contest this season, he said, “It’s possible. Always possible.”
Now, it’s not happening. The NBA announced the four participants in the signature event of all-star Saturday night and neither McGee nor reigning champion Blake Griffin were among the players on the list. Houston forward Chase Budinger, Indiana swingman Paul George, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert and Minnesota rookie Derrick Williams – all first-time contestants – will compete for the slam dunk title.
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