2015 Slam Dunk Contest Participants: Format and Predictions for Spectacle

February 14th, 2015 by Chris Roling Leave a reply »

The birth of Vinsanity. The Blake Griffin car prop. Dwight Howard's Superman cape. Michael Jordan's flight past Dominique Wilkins.

When one thinks about the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest, some of the most memorable moments in any sport's history comes to mind. 

It's not really an exaggeration. In a nutshell, the contest is just guys in gym shorts jumping around in a gymnasium. But the contest has deep roots and a proven track record of helping to craft new stars into the sport's timeline.

This year, the event is more exciting than most others are because all four contestants are newbies who want to seize the moment—and will do so in a traditional format, per NBA.com.


Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, New York

When: Saturday, Feb. 14

Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Watch: TNT


The Participants

Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves 

The globe is not quite fully aware of 19-year-old Zach LaVine just yet, but it will be after Saturday's contest.

LaVine comes in at 6'5" and 183 pound ...

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