The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is undergoing a major face lift this season as it will essentially become an East versus West team challenge. However, the event still features an individual winner (to be determined by fan vote), who will become what is being dubbed the 'Dunker of the Night'. This year's Eastern Conference dunk contest participants are Paul George, John Wall, and Terrance Ross; the Western Conference team features Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard, and Ben McLemore. According to the latest NBA Odds, George is the favorite to win 2014 All Star Weekend Dunker of the Night honors.
George is drawing a +175 line ($100 wins $175), edging out the Raptors' Terrance Ross, who is getting +220 odds, for top dog status. Wall and Barnes are each listed at +500 odds to win this weekend's competition while McLemore and Lillard are lined at +550 and +650 odds, respectively.
The State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which includes the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, will take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 16th. TNT will provide coverage of the event starting at 8:00pm ET.
NBA Odds 2014 All Star Weekend Dunker of the Night:
Paul George (Pacers) +175 Terrance Ross (Raptors) +220 John Wall (Wizards) +500 Harrison Barnes (Warriors) +500 Ben McLemore (Kings) +550 Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) +650
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