NBA Slam Dunk contestants named; Jeremy Lin will assist Iman Shumpert

And your 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants are...

2/16/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The Slam Dunk contest participants have been announced, and I'll be honest... we're not talking about the biggest names in the sport. Not by a stretch.

Blake Griffin? Nope.
Nate Robinson? Nope.
Dwight Howard? Nope.
LeBron James? Nope.

Your Dunk Contest participants are (drumroll please):
Iman Shumpert, Knicks
Chase Budinger, Rockets
Paul George, Pacers
Derrick Williams, Timberwolves

My early money is on Williams, mostly because he's the only guy on the list that I've actually seen throw down a sick dunk. Remember this one? For that, and that alone, Williams is my guy.

Just to refresh all of our memories, here are some highlights from each of them.

Shumpert:



Budinger:



George:



Williams:



Who's your pick to win the contest this year?
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2/16/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

they fans choose and Lin will be helping Shump...the Asian community will vote it up...nobody has a chance...Shumpert in a landslide...Oh, and the Slam Dunk contest is friggin dumb

2/16/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

hey, a white guy

2/16/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I'm betting infinity dollars that Jeremy Lin gets an assist on at least one Iman Shumpert dunk.