Victor Oladipo to participate in dunk contest at NBA all-star weekend

  • 01/27/2015 7:35 pm in

The NBA officially announced participants for this year’s Sprite Slam Dunk at All-Star weekend and former IU guard Victor Oladipo will make his debut in the event.

Oladipo, who is averaging 16.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in his second professional season, will be joined by Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Minnesota’s Zach LaVine.

TNT will televise the Sprite Slam Dunk live on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

According to a press release, quoted below, the event will return to a classic format.

“The Sprite Slam Dunk will be a two-round event in which the four participants can perform any dunk they choose without time limits. The players will have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round. Five judges will score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30. All four competitors will get two dunks in the first round. The two dunkers with the highest combined score for their two dunks will advance to the head-to-head final round. The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round will be the champion.”

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  • chris

    And as stated after that spectacular missed dunk in his final season at IU…he’s doing more squats in the weight room.

  • SCHoosier

    I guess these circus events are important to the NBA. But man if I’m part of the Magic management team and know that this kid is the face and future of the franchise..I really don’t want him doing this kind of stuff. U just never know what can happen. If Vic is in it..I hope he wins it.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Vic should give a good show here but Lavine is no slouch. That kid gets up off the floor.

  • twarrior87

    Vic’s got this in the bag!

  • SilentBob

    Oh come on ya old grump, everyone likes a competitive dunk contest. Half the fun in going to Hoosier Hysteria each year is to see who wins the dunk contest. It’s true ya never know what can happen, but I can only think of two players who have ever injured themselves in the dunk contest and they were minor injuries. The reward far outweighs the risk IMO. I imagine the spike in jersey, other merchandise, and tickets sales following a young rising superstar winning the dunk contest has to be unreal.