NBA All-Star Dunk Contest 2017 Live : Participants, how to watch, time, date, TV channel, live stream, The time has come for the best dunkers in the NBA to take center stage. The Slam Dunk Contest is usually the marquee event on All-Star Saturday Night. It shouldn’t be any different this year. Although we have seen some duds in the past, last year’s runner up Aaron Gordon is looking to finally take home the trophy, which gives this year’s contest the potential to be highly entertaining.
The events of NBA All-Star Weekend continue on Saturday, as fans will watch the NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2017 from New Orleans, Louisiana. Defending champion, Zach Levine from the Minnesota Timberwolves won’t be around to defend his reign as two-time champ, leaving the door open for a brand new dunker extraordinaire. This year’s field features four participants, one of which nearly grabbed the championship trophy last year, making Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic the early favorite.
In year’s past, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest became synonymous with some of the biggest stars in the league, and even became a launching pad for newer stars. As noted in a Rolling Stone article, the legendary showdowns of Michael Jordan vs. Dominque Wilkins soon gave way to competitions where individual stars were able to dominate with an array of dunking feats. That included Boston’s Dee Brown dunking with his eyes covered by his arm, Phoenix’s Cedric Ceballos dunking with a blindfold on, and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin dunking over an actual car. Who will be the first to incorporate some real fire on the court?