It's that time of the year again where we get super excited about the NBA's All-Star Dunk Contest...before eventually realizing that the contest hasn't really been exciting in years, and that there are probably cooler, more jaw-dropping dunks on YouTube.
But don't tell that to this year's crop of rim-rattlers. In this year's Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, we have the Brooklyn Nets' Mason Plumlee, the Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine, the Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo, and the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The four competitors were announced in an ESPN report. The contest, which will be held on February 15 (Manila time) at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, will have two rounds with no time limits. Each player will need to complete two dunks each, and a maximum of three attempts for each. The top two players—scored by five judges via the traditional six to 10 card ratings—will move on to the final round. The contestants will also need to complete two dunks, and the one with the best aggregated final round score will be crowned champ.
Now wake up as we have ourselves a preview of things to come with help from, what else, YouTube!
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