NBA Announces All-Star Dunk Contest & 3-Point Shootout Participants

NBA Announces All-Star Dunk Contest & 3-Point Shootout Participants

NBA Announces All-Star Dunk Contest & 3-Point Shootout Participants

The contestants for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game Saturday in Los Angeles were announced Thursday night.

First up is the Skills Challenge, which again is separated into two teams of bigs versus smalls.

Devin Booker, new Los Angeles Clipper Tobias Harris, Kyle Lowry, Paul George, Bradley Beal and Wayne Ellington fill out the remaining spots.

Oladipo talked with Pat Boylan about being a participant in this year's dunk contest.

But it's the Slam Dunk Contest field that really stands out. It's resulted in Oladipo being selected to his first All-Star Game, so he'll get two chances on All-Star Weekend to show off his talents.

Oladipo is competing in his second Slam Dunk competition, having finished second to Bulls guard Zach LaVine in 2015.


The Indiana University product is averaging a career-high 23.9 points per game and has been the catalyst to the Pacers getting off to a surprising 29-23 start this season.

In a photo posted on the Lakers' official Twitter account, Nance Jr. gave his father plenty of praise with his epic shirt selection.

"Smith - the ninth overall pick in 2017 out of North Carolina State - is incredibly explosive with ridiculous elevation out of his 6'3" frame.

Gordon has a lot more confidence on the floor these days and he'll hope to translate that in the dunk contest at Staples Center and finally get his hands on the award he craves.

The Verizon Slam Dunk will be the third and final event held on State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night.

But the Lakers forward is an accomplished dunker in his own right, and in his third season has already earned a reputation for putting opponents on posters.

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