Check out who might be throwing down in one of the glamour events of the NBA season.
Hearing tonight that Paul George, John Wall and Terrence Ross could all wind up joining Damian Lillard in dunk contest at All-Star Weekend
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 6, 2014
It is one of the most-eagerly anticipated events every NBA All-Star weekend and some big names could be dunking for the judges’ scores this year.
ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted earlier today that Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, Washington’s John Wall, Toronto’s Terence Ross and Portland’s Damian Lillard could line up for the annual honour.
fanatix says: On face value, if this is the final line-up for the dunk contest, there is enough athleticism and hopefully creativity there on show to see a close and exciting contest.
The NBA dunk contest has the ability to amaze, pushing what we thought was possible from the human body in terms of leaping ability and what is possibly in the air.
That’s its main appeal.
But too often in recent years some efforts by dunkers have been more yawn than wow, which is understandable given the amount of different dunks that have been showcased over the years at the All-Star weekend.
George has shown creativity in his previous time in the dunk contest, with his glow in the dark windmill effort showing what he can come up with, while his recent 360 widmill dunk on a solo break also not being out of place in a final round of a dunk contest.
Wall (6’4″ 195lbs) and Lillard (6’3″ 195lbs) are a similar build and athleticism, and both can get up when in game situations so it would be interesting to see what they are capable of with the open playground that is the dunk contest at All-Star weekend.
Check out some dunks from Wall and Lillard in-game during their blooming careers in the NBA.
Finally Ross could be a front runner given some of the high-flying antics he has been able to pull off this year.
Standing 6’6″ and 195lbs, Ross has the prefect long body that can get up and reach out to get self alley-oops and bring the ball back in from a long way from his body.
Ad if his dunk on Kenneth Faried recently is anything to go by, he three others might have a big challenge in trying to stop the Raptors swingman from taking home the title.