Congrats to Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz for winning the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest. Jeremy was a late replacement for Iman Shumpert. Jeremy had some pretty sick dunks this season so far, I figured he would do his thing in Orlando. For the first time ever, fans voted for the winner through text message.
In the 3 Point Shootout, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love took home the long distance trophy. Love is having a breakout year averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds.
With Knicks super fan Spike Lee looking on, Team New York had the touch from the outside and won the Shooting Stars event. The trio of former Knicks star Allan Houston, current Knicks guard Landry Fields, and Cappie Pondexter of the WNBA's New York Liberty took home the victory.
Now to the big game on Sunday, East-Side vs. West-Side.
Eastern Conference All Stars: Starters - Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard: Reserves - Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams.
Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau
Western Conference All Stars: Starters - Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum. Reserves - LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook.
Head Coach: Scott Brooks
Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller will be on the call.
Tip-off 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
Mary J. Blige will sing the US Anthem, and Neverest will do the Canadian Anthem.
The Eastern Conference is a three-point favorite in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.