The trade deadline has come and gone. The NBA season is officially on hold and All-Star weekend is fast approaching. I’ve never been a big fan of the actual game itself because I can’t stand watching basketball played on any level, with absolutely no defense. The only real two events I have ever paid any attention to is the Slam Dunk and Three Point competitions.
This year’s participants in the AT&T Slam Dunk Field will feature last year’s runner-up, Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks, along with Cole Anthony of the Orlando Magic, Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets and Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Golden State Warriors. The contest will air Saturday evening at 8pm ET and 5pm PT on TNT.
In this clip below, ESPN’s First Take with Kendrick Perkins and Stephen A. Smith share their thoughts on dunk contest and its contestants.