This contest was supposed to have a real
high level, and started very good with the first three East dunks. Later
Kenneth Faried and Eric Bledsoe needed a lot of attempts to finish easy
dunks, and in their second dunks both James White and Gerald Green (two of
the favorites) wasted 90+ seconds without any success.
Terrence Ross deserved to be the winner (thanks to fan voting) with four slam dunks full of athletic exhibition. Jeremy Evans is a deserving finalist who almost repeated champion title.
Watch Slam Dunk Contest Recap from nba.com
|Players||First Round||Fan Votes|
Gerald Green first dunk (off the backboard side with Lance
Stephenson, head over rim)
Gerald Green second dunk (missed dunk)
James White first dunk (two-handed slam jumping one step over the free throw line)
James White second dunk (missed dunk)
For the first time since 2001, 6 players will participate on the Slam Dunk Contest.
There are three players from East conference and three more from West conference. The dunkers with the highest score from each conference after the first round (two dunks) will compete head-to-head on the final, where fan voting (nba.com, twitter, mobile apps & SMS) will determine the champion.
Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Rudy Tomjanovich and Hakeem Olajuwon will be the Slam Dunk Contest judges.
|Player||Team||Height||Weight||Slam Dunk||Best Dunks|
|Eric Bledsoe||Los Angeles Clippers||6-1||190||First time||Video 1 - Video 2|
|Jeremy Evans||Utah Jazz||6-9||196||Second time||Video 1 - Video 2|
|Kenneth Faried||Denver Nuggets||6-8||228||First time||Video 1 - Video 2|
|Gerald Green||Indiana Pacers||6-8||200||Third time||Video 1 - Video 2|
|Terrence Ross||Toronto Raptors||6-6||195||First time||Video 1 - Video 2|
|James White||New York Knicks||6-7||200||First time||Video 1 - Video 2|
Fan Voting Results: