Despite some of the contest's flaws, the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest is the marquee event on All-Star Saturday night. Thanks in part to his father, this year's event was garnering plenty of hype due to rumors that Andrew Wiggins was going to be in it. But apparently, Wiggins won't be showcasing his dunking exploits this year. From 1500ESPN.com:
?His dad, Mitchell Wiggins, apparently?told Hoops Hype Canada?that Andrew would be in the 2015 dunk contest, but the Timberwolves rookie has shot that down. "Me? I'm not going to be in the dunk contest," Wiggins said, when asked about the rumors. Not interested? "Maybe something in the future."
Although Wiggins would have been a great contestant, reportedly the NBA has selected four equally great dunkers. From?Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
The?Milwaukee Bucks'?Giannis Antetokounmpo?and?Orlando Magic's?Victor Oladipo?have committed to participating in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Brooklyn Nets?center?Mason Plumlee?also will be a part of the competition, sources told Yahoo Sports. Another strong possibility for the competition is?Minnesota Timberwolves?rookie?Zach LaVine, sources said.
This year's contest is filled with athletes as LaVine and Antetokounmpo can do some freakish things on the basketball court. It remains to be seen if more players will be added and if the NBA is changing up the format. Either way, based on this report, it may be safe to quote Kenny Smith, "The Dunk Contest is back!"