After a day chock-full of reports on individual players taking part in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, we now have the six-man field (which TNT will officially announce tonight.) Damian Lillard, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Ben McLemore and John Wall will reportedly take on defending champ Terrence Ross. Per ESPN:
The six-man field for the dunk contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans will feature three big names from the actual All-Star Game, according to sources close to the process.
Sources confirmed Thursday that Golden State’s Harrison Barnes and Sacramento rookie Ben McLemore are the other two participants in the contest, which has met with lukewarm reviews the past several years, partly due to a lack of star power on display.
The All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 16, at New Orleans Arena.