Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NBA

NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Jaylen Brown to turn into 1st precise All-Star to take part since 2017

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is getting an actual All-Star to participate. (Photo by Maddie Schroeder/Getty Images) The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has seen 360 spins, windmills, huge jumps in Timberland boots and unsuccessful kiss attempts. The 2024 version, however, will feature something that hasn’t been seen in seven years: an actual All-Star. Boston Celtics

NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Jaylen Brown to turn into 1st precise All-Star to take part since 2017

Jack Baer

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 27: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics yells after a dunk during the second quarter against the Miami Heat at TD Garden on October 27, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Schroeder/Getty Images)

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is getting an precise All-Star to take part. (Photograph by Maddie Schroeder/Getty Photos)

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has seen 360 spins, windmills, huge jumps in Timberland boots and unsuccessful kiss attempts. The 2024 model, nonetheless, will characteristic one thing that hasn’t been seen in seven years: an precise All-Star.

Boston Celtics ahead Jaylen Brown was announced Thursday as within the subject for this season’s Slam Dunk Contest, changing into the primary All-Star to take part within the All-Star Weekend occasion since DeAndre Jordan in 2017.

Brown will compete towards Miami Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr., New York Knicks G Leaguer Jacob Toppin and the defending champion, Mac McClung.

McClung gained final 12 months’s occasion in emphatic vogue, breathing life into an event that has seen smaller and smaller names participate in recent years. McClung’s participation mirrored that decline, as he was the occasion’s first G Leaguer and had signed a take care of the Philadelphia 76ers solely 4 days earlier than the occasion.

On condition that the earlier 12 months’s profitable dunk basically consisted of touching the ball to the backboard (with a muted reaction from the crowd), McClung was a revelation:

Now, the Slam Dunk Contest will characteristic two G Leaguers (McClung has performed your entire season for the Osceola Magic), one of many NBA’s most promising rookies in Jaquez and a bona fide star in Brown.

That is Brown’s third All-Star choice in 4 years. He has helped lead the Celtics to an Japanese Convention-leading 38-12 report, working with longtime teammate Jayson Tatum in addition to commerce acquisitions Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday to kind a brand new core in Boston.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Jaquez, the 18th total pick of UCLA within the 2023 NBA Draft, performed himself into beginning duties earlier this season, because of a stage of protection that allowed him to suit proper in with the Warmth, however he has missed time lately with a groin pressure.

Toppin, the youthful brother of 2022 dunk champ Obi Toppin, went undrafted final 12 months and has performed 4 minutes in three video games for the Knicks this season. He has averaged 20.4 factors in 12 video games for the Westchester Knicks.

Read More

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

AEW

Etsuo Hara/Getty Images The wrestling world may be focused on the road to WWE's WrestleMania 40 and the upcoming retirement match for AEW star...

Baseball

Beltrán jumps up to 57.1 percent in second year on Hall of Fame ballot January 24th, 2024 NEW YORK -- Billy Wagner’s bid to...

Boxing

Vladimir Lengal has had an interesting combat sports career thus far. Before transitioning to MMA entirely in February, the undefeated Lengal (12-0, 6-0 MMA)...

WWE

Cody Rhodes again seems to be on the verge of suffering a massive setback and the WWE Universe can’t just shut their carps up....

Boxing

Please enable JS and disable any ad blocker

Boxing

Longtime boxing commentator Larry Merchant was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles last night and is in the critical care unit, according to...

Baseball

The Giants announced that they have signed a four-year, $44MM contract with free agent right-hander Jordan Hicks . The righty will get a one-time...

NFL

Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl on Sunday, securing the NFL’s first back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 20...

Sports

Server Error Whoops! It looks like we dropped the ball. This page is unavailable.

WWE

WWE Raw Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction and Highlights From Dec. 18 0 of 7 Seth Rollins and CM Punk. WWE Welcome to Bleacher...

WWE

Ranking the 7 Best Elimination Chamber Matches in WWE History 0 of 7 Credit: WWE.com The Elimination Chamber returns Saturday morning as WWE presents...

WWE

Musical superstar Post Malone is linking up with WWE 2K24, curating the soundtrack for the game. On top of that, players will be able...

AEW

Reading’s Broad Street Mall McLaren Living intends to submit a planning application to Reading Borough Council in the next few weeks for its town...

Advertisement