Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic, Giannis Antetokoumpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets are set to to participate in the 2015 NBA Dunk Contest.
First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, these three players will take part in the competition on February 14th during All-Star Saturday Night.
Yahoo Sources: The Greek Freak and Victor Oladipo are two of young stars committed to All-Star Slam Dunk contest. http://yhoo.it/1yMVzgg
Oladipo, the second year man out of Indiana and the second player taken out of the 2013 draft has shown glimpses of stardom and has also some great athleticism with his ridiculous dunks like this
Plumlee, another second year player out of Duke has experience in a dunk contest before, competing in the 2008 McDonald’s High School All American Dunk Contest and finishing 2nd.
Antetokounmpo, mainly know has the “Greek Freak” has grown from 6’9″ since he was drafted in June 2013 to now 6’10” 1/4. This year he has had many spectacular dunks and has been on the most freakish athletes I have seen in a while
Sources have also said that Zach Lavine of the Minnesota Timberwolves has also been invited but has yet to respond to the invitation. The 19 year old rookie has shown some crazy bounce this year including this.
Hopefully he accepts and will be in the contest. The Dunk Contest will be the last event on All-Star Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The actually All-Star game will be Sunday, February 15th at Madison Square Garden.