Victor Oladipo To Participate In All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

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The basketball world will descend on Los Angeles for State Farm All-Star Saturday Night featuring three different events showcasing the NBA's best and brightest stars.

And the Skills Challenge contestants are Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid, Lauri Markkanen, Donovan Mitchell, Al Horford, Jamal Murray, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Lou Williams. Meanwhile Wizards' guard Bradley Beal, Thunder's Paul George, Raptors' Kyle Lowry, Miami's Wayne Ellington, Suns' Devin Booker & L.A.'s Tobias Harris will fill out the rest of the participants. He was the 2015 runner-up to Zach LaVine. Glenn Robinson III won last year's Slam Dunk Contest in New Orleans. He was runner-up to LaVine in 2016 and put on a show, garnering three flawless scores during the competition.

Oladipo will be looking to become the second consecutive Indiana Pacer to win the Slam Dunk Contest.

Oladipo is now averaging 23.9 points, 4.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game this season, all career-best marks.

Larry Nassar attacked in courtroom
Douglas said we shouldn't repay "evil with evil", and her mother said "we have enough violence in the world - enough is enough". She doubts the sincerity of MSU officials in their apologies since it took so long for them to acknowledge Nassar's abuse.

You'll hear about this a lot in the coming weeks, but the senior Nance won the 1984 dunk contest, beating out the luminaries like Julius Erving and Dominique Wilkins in the process, so expect to see some sort of tribute to pops from Nance Jr. during all-star weekend.

Dallas selected Smith Jr. with the 9th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

"Nance Jr. - 6'9", 230 - is probably the most exciting inclusion in this year's field, for a few reasons.

The Slam Dunk Contest will be the third event of All-Star Weekend Saturday Night. The Staples Center should be going wild in support of the third-year forward (who is quietly putting together a terrific season).

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