Bledsoe To Represent in Dunk Contest

Eric Bledsoe (left), going up against Washington Wizards guard John Wall, is hoping to fly during the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest
Eric Bledsoe (left), going up against Washington Wizards guard John Wall, is hoping to fly during the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest

Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe has taken a backseat this season to the star power of Chris Paul. But during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Bledsoe will be on the big stage without his teammate helping him out. The 6-foot-1, 195 point guard will get to showcase his jumping skills in everyone’s favorite event-the dunk contest-during the three-day celebration of the league’s best players.

Though he does not have the length as the other contestants participating in the dunk contest, Bledsoe has enough ‘hops’ to pop your eyeballs out of socket. Get ready to be entertained.

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The 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk contest will consist of the three Eastern Conference players competing against the  three from the Western Conference in a two-round competition. The highest scoring East competitor and the highest scoring West competitor from the Team Round will compete head-to-head to determine the champion.

Fan voting will open at the beginning of the Championship Round and the player with the highest percentage of combined votes from all platforms will be champion. (Complete rules for the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night attached).

Evans won the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, defeating Houston’s Chase Budinger and Indiana’s Paul George in a tight race that included over 4 million fan votes to decide the champion.

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This year fans will be able to cast votes for the champion in one of four ways:

1.) SMS Text Message* – Text the player’s last name to 38657 (DUNKS)

2.) Twitter – Tweet #SpriteSlam with the player’s last name

3.) Vote via the official NBA All-Star App (Available on iTunes, Google Play and at http://www.nba.com/allstarapp/)

4.) Log on to NBA.com from any computer or mobile device.

Since 2008, fans have determined the winner of the Sprite Slam Dunk through SMS TXT and voting on NBA.com

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will also feature the Taco Bell Skills Challenge; the Sears Shooting Stars; and the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17, will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in 215 countries and will be broadcast in 47  languages.

 

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