National Basketball Association announce dunk, three-point and skills challenge contestants

Gordon Hoping Third Time's A Charm in Dunk Contest

Gordon Hoping Third Time's A Charm in Dunk Contest

The evening begins with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, followed by the JBL Three-Point Contest and culminating with the Verizon Slam Dunk.

It'll be a busy weekend for the rookie guard as he will participate in the NBA's Rookie-Sophomore game on Friday, February 16 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There's a lot of great young talent in that group. He was the 2015 runner-up to Zach LaVine.

Check out NBA's announcement (below) and let us know who you got in this year's dunk contest & 3-point shoot out? He was runner-up to LaVine in 2016 and put on a show, garnering three ideal scores during the competition. Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon's multi-round dunk-off reached the highest expectations for an event in which we're supposed to be reminded of precisely why National Basketball Association players are next-level athletes.

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The high-flying act of Victor Oladipo will be a busy man during All-Star weekend later this month.

Oladipo is now averaging 23.9 points, 4.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game this season, all career-best marks.

As a rookie and a point guard, is a very interesting, but very worthy participant in this year's field.

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Last week, the NBA announced that Oladipo was selected by the coaches as a reserve in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game and was drafted onto Team LeBron.

But the Lakers forward is an accomplished dunker in his own right, and in his third season has already earned a reputation for putting opponents on posters. Hopefully these guys won't even need props or assistance to throw down their jams (though we certainly wouldn't complain about more insane dunks over mascots like Aaron Gordon's).

This will be Oladipo's second time participating in the dunk competition.

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