James White throws down during a November Knicks/Hornets game. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
The 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Houston will feature two former champions, one of the league's most exciting rookie dunkers, an explosive combo guard starting to earn national attention, a rim-rattling big man and a world-renowned dunker who's already guaranteed a win.
As announced on TNT's pregame show before the Boston Celtics/Los Angeles Lakers game on Thursday night, the six participants in this year's dunk contest are:
• Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans, the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion
• Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe
• Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried
• Indiana Pacers forward/guard Gerald Green
• Toronto Raptors forward/guard Terrence Ross
• New York Knicks forward/guard James White
Both Evans and Green, who won the 2007 contest as a member of the Boston Celtics, will look to become the sixth player in the competition's 27-year history to win multiple dunk contests, joining Michael Jordan (1987, 1988), Dominique Wilkins (1985, 1990), Harold Miner (1993, 1995), Jason Richardson (2002, 2003) and Nate Robinson (2006, 2009, 2010).
After the jump: More details on this year's competition — which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, and air live on TNT — plus some sizzle reels of each of the 2013 participants. (NOTE: Some of the hip-hop songs used as background music in the clips below might contain objectionable language. Viewer/listener discretion is advised.)Read More »from 2013 Dunk Contest field: Jeremy Evans, Bledsoe, Faried; Gerald Green, Terrence Ross, James White (VIDEOS)