NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Participants, Format, TV Schedule and Predictions

February 12th, 2016 by Nate Loop Leave a reply »

Without question, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the centerpiece of All-Star Saturday Night.

It's the one event with real star-making potential, and it's the most easily accessible event. The difficulty and spectacle of a slam dunk needs no explanation. The athleticism and skill on display is self-evident. 

This isn't to say the event always lives up to the hype. Novelty can be hard to come by after decades of the NBA's best athletes taking part in the competition. Sometimes, the players the people really want to see don't participate. Plus, now dynamic dunks of derring-do are available 24/7 thanks to YouTube, social media and various other digital sources, athletic transcendence isn't so hard to come by. 

That said, the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest appears to be in good hands. Here's a rundown of the need-to-know event info.


Participants, TV Schedule

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will look to defend his dunk title on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The event will be televised live on TNT and live streamed on Watch TNT.

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