WE know the All-Star’s, we know the teams and we’ve seen the uniforms. Now we will have to wait and see how this newly constructed All-Star game will eventuate. However, not all things All-Star weekend are set in stone yet, with the participants in All-Star Saturday’s festivities yet to be named. Reports are filtering through around who will take part in the 3-point and slam dunk contest, but there’s no denying we would like to see some players take part over others.
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The Splash Brothers
DER. Both Curry and Thomspon own one 3-point crown each already, so we need a third battle to determine a winner and obviously give one bragging rights in Dub Nation.
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EVEN though he is playing just 21 minutes a night, Kyle Korver is still one of the best marksmen in the league. Still canning treys at 43% (good for the 10th best clip in the league) Korver is a three-time former participant but hasn’t won it all during his 15-year career. Give him one more chance.
TROY Daniels hasn’t had a spectacular NBA career to date, but he can shoot the ball damn well. It’s always fun to see a guy who can do one thing well (shoot 3’s) take down a star-studded field of contestants and Daniels could be the guy this year.
HIS team is trash and he’s probably retiring at the end of the year. Nowitzki actually won the contest way back in Houston during the 05/06 season. It’s only fair to give fans one more chance to see Dirk’s iconic jumper on display. Do it for the old guys!
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NO one in the league has made more three’s than Harden this year. Oh, and he missed seven games with injury as well. Nuf said.
Slam Dunk Contest
YOU could probably fill the dunk-contest with all rookies this year and not be disappointed. Imagine a combination of Dennis Smith, Jayson Tatum, John Collins, Ben Simmons and of course, Donovan Mitchell. Sheesh. Either way, there will be a national uproar if Mitchell doesn’t get a call-up for the contest.
Larry Nance Jr
LIKE father, like son. Nance has shown his ability to put his NBA peers on a poster making him a worthy candidate. His dad won the inaugural competition back in 1984 so it would be cool to see Nance Jr take home the trophy.
Aaron Gordon & Zach LaVine
JUST for old times sake. Please.
WE saw what the lanky JaVale McGee could do in 2011 putting his unreal wingspan to good use. Imagine what the Greek Freak could! It would only be fair to at least find out, right?
NOW that DeMarcus Cousins is injured it’s highly likely that George will get a call-up for the All-Star game. If not, he still deserves to take part in the L.A festivities and showcase what the fans will be missing out on above the rim.
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