NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2015 Participants: Breaking Down Each Dunker

February 3rd, 2015 by Tim Keeney Leave a reply »

It's no secret that the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has lacked considerable energy over the last couple of years. 

And that's probably putting it kindly. An annual showcase that used to be the central focus of All-Star Weekend, the dunk contest has turned into a painfully flat event more adept at putting fans to sleep rather than entertaining them.

Last year's contest was downright laughable, with an awkward team format somehow ruining the allure of watching enthralling leapers such as John Wall, Terrence Ross and Damian Lillard. 

But there is hope for 2015. The NBA has gone back to the classic format, and a young quartet of Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mason Plumlee has a lot of potential. 

Let's take a look at what each dunker brings to the table. 


Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets

Height—Plumlee is 6'11"—is often a burden because even the dunks that are a high degree of difficulty tend to look much easier when the player can almost touch the rim without jumping. 

At the same time, though, taller du ...

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