The Slam Dunk Contest Must Now Happen Without Jeremy Lin And A Couch

Jeremy Lin was all set to help Knicks teammate Iman Shumpert at Saturday's NBA slam dunk contest. But because Shumpert has missed the team's last two games with knee tendinitis, he had to bow out. Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz will take Shumpert's place. And now that he's out, Shumpert revealed to the New York Post » 2/23/12 11:50am 2/23/12 11:50am

There's A White Guy In The Slam Dunk Contest

Fair warning: the lineup for the dunk contest at All-Star weekend is out, and it is uninspiring. You've got Indiana's Paul George, Minnesota's Derrick Williams, New York's Iman Shumpert (assisted by Jeremy Lin), and Houston's Chase Budinger. The superstars won't do these kinds of competitions any more, but at least… » 2/16/12 12:45pm 2/16/12 12:45pm

Jeremy Lin Will Be In The Slam Dunk Contest, Sort Of

What? You thought Linsanity wasn't going to be part of all-star weekend? David Stern knows a good thing when he sees it and, this morning, the NBA confirmed that Lin will participate in the Haier shooting stars competition, making the Knicks guard eligible to help out his teammate Iman Shumpert, who's competing in the… » 2/16/12 12:35pm 2/16/12 12:35pm

And Here's The Inevitable Blake Griffin Kia Commercial

A lot of us really enjoyed the NBA Slam Dunk Contest last weekend, which brought back a little luster to an informal, if hotly debated demonstration of the sport's signature play. Well, the climax of the contest wasn't a contest at all, nor a schoolyard top-this played out on a grand stage. No, we were all watching … » 2/25/11 5:00pm 2/25/11 5:00pm

Here's What The Dunk Contest Looks Like Without The Dumb Props

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan says he is done competing in any "prop dunk contest" for NBA All-Star weekend. DeRozan finished third in Saturday's contest, and he lost out to Blake Griffin, who dunked over a car with a choir singing R. Kelly in the background, and JaVale McGee, who brought out an extra hoop so he could… » 2/22/11 3:30pm 2/22/11 3:30pm

Before Blake Griffin Dunked Over A Car, Kenny Smith Had A Three-Minute…

If you missed the NBA slam dunk contest on Saturday night, you not only missed Blake Griffin dunking over a silver Kia and some other confusing but exciting shenanigans — you also missed Kenny Smith, Griffin's "coach" for the evening, delivering a nearly three-minute long speech about obstacles and the power of… » 2/21/11 2:00pm 2/21/11 2:00pm

Let Three-Sport Town Los Angeles Eat Its Dunk Contest

Everybody already damn well knows that Blake Griffin is going to do something sight-bending in tonight's All-Star Weekend dunk contest. (Compulsive-gambler aside: "Field" is a solid bet, anyway). Whether that's reason enough to watch is up for you to decide. Here's the official contest site on which there's video… » 2/19/11 7:30pm 2/19/11 7:30pm