TAG: Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Report: Andrew Wiggins To Participate In Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Andrew Wiggins

The 2014 Slam Dunk Contest hardly lacked star power. Paul George, Damian Lillard, and eventual champion John Wall highlighted a young, high-flying sextet that promised to bring All-Star weekend’s former marquee event back to its past glory. But the newly adjusted, team-based format of last season’s show proved awkward, and left many wondering in the slam-off might be doomed forever. This latest news gives some hope that it isn’t. According to a report, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie star Andrew Wiggins will participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Indiana Shows Out At Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown

Kenneth Edwards

NBA Nation has been taking its Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown across the nation this summer in pursuit of finding the top amateur dunker in the country. Thus far, NBA Nation has traveled to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Indianapolis. The winners from each of the eight tour stops are awarded $2,500 and a spot to compete at the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown at the 2015 All-Star Weekend in New York City, where the winner will be rewarded $10,000. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 4, 2013 / 3:45 pm

The 4 Players Who Should Be In This Year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Russell Westbrook

One of the biggest draws of NBA All-Star Saturday Night is the annual Sprite Slam Dunk contest, even if the contest has failed to live up to fan’s expectations in the last few years. It has slowly gone downhill. After a while, there was too more emphasis on what prop a person could use instead of the actual dunk itself — I’m looking at you Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin and Gerald Green — leaving fans wanting something more. Read More »