Charlotte Hornets' rookie sensation Miles Bridges is hoping to convey residence the Dunk Contest crown in entrance of the hometown followers tomorrow evening, as he goes up towards Dennis Smith Jr. John Collins and Hamidou Diallo.
Ahead of All-Star Saturday evening, Bridges took to social media to ask the followers for some dunk contest concepts whereas sharing some footage of a current apply session. Among the highlights was a dunk over Craig, the pizza supply postmate, whereas grabbing his $100 tip off the plate of the rim.
Of course, Bridges did not exhibit something too spectacular - he'll need to save the products for the precise competitors - however NBA followers know all too properly what he is able to.
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New York Knicks' level guard Dennis Smith Jr. has additionally been searching for outdoors assist in preparation for his second Dunk Contest. The 21-year previous lately revealed that he is been "bouncing concepts" off fellow Fayetteville, North Carolina native J. Cole.
“I bought to attempt to put it on for the Knicks,’’ Smith advised the New York Post. “I’ve been bouncing concepts of J Cole on a textual content group. It ought to be dope."
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All-Star Saturday evening, that includes the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest, will get underway at 8pm ET, airing on TNT.
Rules for the 2019 Dunk Contest are as follows (H/T NBA.com):
All 4 opponents get two dunks within the first spherical, and have a most of three makes an attempt to finish every dunk in each the primary spherical and the ultimate spherical. Five judges rating each dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, leading to a excessive rating of 50 and a low rating of 30.
The two gamers with the very best mixed rating for his or her two dunks advance to the ultimate spherical, the place they may dunk twice extra. The participant with the very best mixed rating for his two dunks within the last spherical will likely be topped champion.