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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jamaal Tinsley’s lob pass from behind the three-point line to Jeremy Evans…who is also behind the three-point line

(via @talkhoops)

And the dunk contest collapses in on itself: Jeremy Evans dunks over a painting of himself dunking over a painting. This might be the most post-modern dunk contest moment of all time, or the moment where the dunk contest becomes the ouroboros: the serpent that dunks on its own tail.

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.

Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz won the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest tonight. 
The less said about tonight’s “dunk” contest the better. That’s not taking anything away from Evans’ double fisted dunk over a seated Gordon “Olive Garden” Hayward, it’s just that the contest wasn’t fun or that interesting. 
As many have said on Twitter tonight in the aftermath of the colossal snooze fest, new rules for the 2013 Slam Dunk contest. Bring back the judges, eliminate props, create stricter attempt limits, cash prizes, etc. Maybe David Stern should suspense LeBron James for five games if he bails out on the dunk contest next year. 
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz won the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest tonight. 

The less said about tonight’s “dunk” contest the better. That’s not taking anything away from Evans’ double fisted dunk over a seated Gordon “Olive Garden” Hayward, it’s just that the contest wasn’t fun or that interesting. 

As many have said on Twitter tonight in the aftermath of the colossal snooze fest, new rules for the 2013 Slam Dunk contest. Bring back the judges, eliminate props, create stricter attempt limits, cash prizes, etc. Maybe David Stern should suspense LeBron James for five games if he bails out on the dunk contest next year. 

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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