Hornets’ Rookie Miles Bridges Coming For Dunk Contest Crown

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Charlotte Hornets' high-flying rookie Miles Bridges plans to participate within the 2019 Dunk Contest in entrance of the hometown followers subsequent month, in line with Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Bridges, who displayed a few of his ridiculous leaping capability on Thursday night time, is the primary participant to announce his need to compete within the contest.

The 20-year outdated ahead out of Michigan State posted 15 factors off the bench in Charlotte's 114-95 victory in opposition to the Sacramento Kings final night time, which included the thunderous dunk proven within the video above. In simply 42 video games this season Bridges has rapidly established himself as probably the greatest dunkers of the rookie class and has proven that he's greater than able to competing for the dunk contest crown.

The three different opponents haven't but been revealed, however we do know that final yr's champ, Donovan Mitchell, will not be taking part in the festivities on February 16.

The NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte will happen from February 15-17 with the Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest and Skills Challenge happening on All-Star Saturday, February 16. 

As for the precise All-Star sport, voting for followers, gamers and media will conclude on Monday, January 21. The All Star starters, and captains, might be introduced January 24 on TNT. Reserves might be introduced on January 31. Click here to take a look at the most recent fan voting returns and particulars in regards to the televised draft.