East totally dominated the Slam Dunk Contest. First winning the Freestyle Round (3-0 votes) and later the 'Battles Round' (3-0 again). John Wall was named the best dunker by fan voting.
WINNER: John Wall (fan voting)
Four first-time contestants will join
last year winner Terrence Ross and Pacers star
Paul George, who didn't pass the first round in
After a few years of low-profile names, New Orleans Slam Dunk Contest includes three NBA All-Stars.
There are three players from East conference and three more from West
conference and one HUGE change in the rules of the contest: The winner of
the contest will be a conference not a player.
The Slam Dunk Contest will feature two rounds, Freestyle Round and Battles Round. In the Freestyle the three dunkers for each conference will have a 90 second limit to make as many dunks as they want, in the order they want and assisting each other if necessary. Each player has to make at least one dunk. The panel of judges will determine which conference win the Freestyle Round.
The Battle Round will consist of head-to-head matchups (East dunkers vs. the West dunkers). The conference who won Freestyle Round will be given the choice of order for dunks in the Battle Round. Each player will be limited to three attempts to complete a Battle Round dunk. Upon losing a head-to-head battle, the losing dunker is eliminated from the competition. The first conference to win three head-to-head battles will win the Battle Round and be crowned Slam Dunk champions.
|Player||Team||Height||Weight||Slam Dunk||Best Dunks|
|Harrison Barnes||Golden State||6-8||210||First time||Watch|
|Paul George||Indiana||6-8||210||Second time||Watch|
|Damian Lillard||Portland||6-3||195||First time||Watch|
|Ben McLemore||Sacramento||6-5||195||First time||Watch|
|Terrence Ross||Toronto||6-6||195||Second time||Watch|
|John Wall||Washington||6-4||195||First time||Watch|
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