NBA announces All-Star Sunday Night participants
On Tuesday night, the NBA officially set the stage for its All-Star festivities. While things won't look normal, there still will be a Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, and All-Star Skills Challenge on Sunday night.
The Slam Dunk Contest will feature New York's Obi Toppin, Portland's Anfernee Simons, and Indiana's Cassius Stanley. Simons is the only non-Rookie in the contest, with it being the first career appearance for all three dunkers.
The Slam Dunk Contest will be judged by Dominique Wilkins, Spud Wedd, Jason Richardson, Dee Brown, and Josh Smith. All five judges have won the Slam Dunk Contest at least one time in their career, with Wilkins and Richardson both winning twice.
As for the 3-Point Contest, Phoenix's Devin Booker, Boston's Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Chicago's Zach LaVine, and Utah's Donovan Mitchell will be showcasing their sharpshooting.
Last but not least, in the Skills Challenge, the world will see Portland's Robert Covington, Dallas' Luka Doncic, Phoenix's Chris Paul, New York's Julius Randle, Indiana's Domantas Sabonis, and Orlando's Nikola Vucevic. This will be Paul's fifth appearance in the Skills Challenge, and he continues to search for his first career victory.
The full Sunday lineup: Skills and 3-Point Contest before the All-Star Game, Dunk Contest at halftime: pic.twitter.com/cshaAYxgtM— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 3, 2021