The weekend came, bringing with it the Saturday All-Star festivities, headlined by the Dunk Contest. There was a significant amount of hype for Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine heading into the Sprite All-Star Dunk Contest. Anyone that has seen him play knows that he has freakishly athletic hops. For those who have witnessed his athleticism, it came as no surprise that he would win the contest.
Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is a guy that a lot of NBA fans love to root for. He’s a mere man in a land dominated by giants on the hardwood. But that never stops him from competing and showing the fire he brings to his team every time he steps on the court. Listed at 5’9″ (on a good day), fans and players alike believe he’s smaller than that. But he’s got heart, and a pretty badass nickname –
Once upon a time, Dwight Howard was the most devastating athlete in the NBA. He jumped out of the gym to block shots and dunk over anyone standing in his path. He is still one of the biggest forces to be reckoned with in the paint area, but the center simply hasn’t been the kind of freak leaper that he once was since suffering back issues and undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk back in 2012.
It was announced on Thursday that Indiana Pacers star Paul George would enter this year’s Slam Dunk contest along with John Wall, Damian Lillard, Terrence Ross, Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore. George, who entered the contest back in 2012 as a second-year player still learning the ropes of being an NBA player, showed in the contest that he can dunk with the best of them. He converted his first attempt with an impressive dunk over 7’2″ teammate Roy Hibbert. His second
What a first half of the season, huh? As we head into the break, the Three-Man Weave covers LeBron James’ remarkable run, what to look forward to during All-Star Weekend 2013 edition, and which teams may be poised for a second-half push that sneaks them into the postseason. Without further ado, the second edition of the Three-Man Weave: