NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Participants, Odds and Predictions

February 9th, 2016 by Andrew Gould Leave a reply »

There is a finite number of ways for a person to emphatically place a basketball inside a hoop. Yet even in a stage of declining relevancy, the Slam Dunk Contest still occasionally steals the All-Star Weekend show.

Last year, Zach LaVine reminded everyone how good the event can be. Then a teenage rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he rejuvenated the contest with eye-popping, innovative maneuvers. 

Also, and this is a good advice for anyone in all facets of life, referencing Space Jam never hurts. 

NBA superstars rarely partake, but the showcase sometimes manufactures stars. Now a household name after last year's win, LaVine will defend his crown against Will Barton, Aaron Gordon and All-Star Andre Drummond. 

Toronto, the former home of Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady, has a high bar for dunking excellence. Returning as the contest's veteran, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard enters Air Canada Centre as the overwhelming favorite for Saturday night's main event.

Slam Dunk Participants   Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons

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