Quite a field for the Slam Dunk Contest this weekend. The West squad includes defending champ Jeremy Evans, plus super-athletes Eric Bledsoe and the Manimal, Kenneth Faried, while the East team has 2007 champ Gerald Green, plus rookie Terrence Ross, and dunk legend James “Flight” White. No one’s ever questioned White’s slam dunk ability, but this is the first year he’s been on an NBA roster long enough to be selected.
It’s anyone’s contest, but the most intriguing matchup is between Green and White, who have met before in the 2010 Russian Cup, pictured above. If those two brought it that hard for a Russian slam dunk contest where the prize was apparently a framed certificate and a bowl of hot soup, imagine what they’re going to do for All-Star Saturday.