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NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016

We can’t wait for the All-Star Weekend to start and the most spectacular event everybody is looking forward to is  beyond any doubt the Slam Dunk Contest. Rumors about who would be selected for the showdown spread on the internet weeks before the actual event and now the NBA revealed the four participating dunkers for the 2016 contest. We would like to take the time to introduce to you all participants and discuss their chances for the title.

Zach LaVine

The 6’5 guard of the Minnesota Timberwolves put himself on the map last year when he won the Slam Dunk Contest as a NBA Rookie. The now 21-year old will try to shock the crowd with some crazy dunks this year to defend his championship. In case you missed it here are some videos of last year’s highlights as well as some in-game dunks of the up-and-coming star. Will he be able to defend his crown? Well, he definitely has to come up with something new to convince the jury.
Zach LaVine 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Highlights

Zach LaVine in Game Dunks Rookie Season

Slam Dunk Contest 2016 Introduction

Will Barton

After being traded to the Denver Nuggets for the 2015/2016 season Will Barton is now able to show us his full potential. His stats improved in all categories and he fired up the crowd with some nasty dunks in this season so far. He has some serious hops and the fact the he got his mojo back makes him the frontrunner for the throne.

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Slam Dunk Contest 2016 Introduction Will Barton Career Dunk Highlights

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is the youngest participant of this years’ Slam Dunk Contest. The 6’9 forward plays his second season for the Orlando Magic. In his short NBA career he has built up a reputation as a vicious dunker intimidating his defenders at any given opportunity. He is an experienced contender who has won several minor dunk contests before. Given the chance to finally perform on the big stage I am convinced that he prepared some breathtaking dunks. He is my personal favorite.

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Slam Dunk Contest 2016 Introduction
Aaron Gordon Dunk Contest 2013

Aaron Gordon Slam Dunk Dominique Wilkins Style

< h3 >Andre Drummond As the only big man in the competition Drummond has a different style of dunks in his repertoire. What he lacks in agility and speed he makes up for with pure power and height. With his enormous reach and jumping ability he will put on a great show for the audience. Still, compared to his more agile and smaller competitors he has to show something really special to even have the slightest chance to win the contest.

Andre Drummond Top 10 Dunks

Slam Dunk Contest 2016 Introduction

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