2010 Sprite Slam Dunk Participants Announced

TNT announced the challengers to the dunk competition. Will LeBron participate? My gut feeling says yes. Right now, it’s no. I think he should do it after saying he would, but that’s my opinion. There are usage restrictions on the video. All rights are reserved. Contact me for the doc.

Webber on Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace taking part in the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk: “Gerald Wallace swore to me that he would never get in (the Sprite Slam Dunk) again because he got cheated (against Jason Richardson).  In 2002, he came in from the free throw line like Dr. J (Julius Erving) so I’m interested to see what he comes with this year.”

Smith on Lakers guard Shannon Brown joining the field for the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk: “I get to see (Shannon Brown) go up and down the court a lot in Los Angeles.  Right now, he’s the favorite.  Nate Robinson cannot do the things that Shannon Brown can do.”

Barkley on New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson defending his title in the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk: “Not only is Nate (Robinson) great for the dunk contest, he’s playing great basketball for the Knicks since they started playing him.”

Barkley on why LeBron James should participate in the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk: “LeBron said he would be in (the Sprite Slam Dunk) and he should be in it.  I think there are certain things that guys should do just for the good of the game.  Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins didn’t have to be in the Slam Dunk Contest but they understood they were trying to push the game.  It would be great for the game if (LeBron) was in it.”

Smith on star players competing in contests during All-Star Weekend: “Not only did Michael Jordan win the dunk contest but he participated in the three-point contest (in 1990).  Michael Jordan and Larry Bird and Magic (Johnson) have the sense that the game is bigger than them.”

Webber on his Sprite Slam Dunk favorite: “(Gerald Wallace) can come from the free throw line and he can jump off two legs, ala Dominique (Wilkins).”

Smith: “Shannon Brown will win the dunk contest, he’s the best athlete in the field.”

Barkley: “Y’all are sleeping on Nate Robinson.”

Smith: “I’m not sleeping on him, but he can’t beat Shannon Brown.”

Mike vs. Nique…


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