Dwight had a few words about our own, Cannon Brown, as well as some other thoughts on the dunk contest.

NBA FanHouse: With Howard saying he’s bowing out, he mentioned three dunkers he would like to see battle for the title. “Shannon Brown, Derrick Rose, DeMar DeRozan (a rookie who shares an agent with Howard in Aaron Goodwin) might be in it,” he said. “Those are the only three I can think of.”

  • 242LakerFan

    Thus is the wisdom of a Superman.

    • Kid Kaos 310

      What the hell?!? What ever happened to putting the premiere athletes at their athletic prime in this contest? This should be a no brainer:

      – D-Wade
      – LBJ
      – KD35 or Rudy Gay (since D-12 won’t participate)
      – Nate Robinson

  • Lakers 24 7

    It’ll be a shame if Shannon doesn’t compete in the dunk contest. The NBA will most likely pick some weak ass rookies for the dunk contest.

  • 09champs!

    man, those 3 looks like a very boring dunk contest, except for Shan. Since superman is out, I was hoping for LeBron, Nate, Shannon and the rookie, not this.

  • kwame4mvp

    Honestly, Dwight has some wack ass dunks. They’re all gimmicks. Does Dwight do those dunks in games? No. Nuff said.

  • Robert

    For those who don’t know yet — the NBA is having a ‘pre-dunk’ contest, to fill the last spot on the ‘dunk contest roster’. I’m sure (now) that Shannon Brown will be part of that. But he has to compete with the others for that spot. Shannon can jump higher than many players, so he should be lockdown for this.
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    In the meantime, the ‘star’ players (LBJ, etc.) don’t have an interest in the dunk contest (LBJ seemed interested at last All-Star game, but changed his mind since). Now Dwight Howard is out. No way Kobe is going, or D-Wade, so ‘that’s that’.
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    Also, look for Durant to repeat in the H-O-R-S-E contest – that’s an exciting contest (and he feels he’s better at those ‘circus shots’ than dunking).

  • drive-for-16th

    Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and Clippers guard Eric Gordon will compete in the All-Star Slam Dunk-In competition at halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12.

    ERIC GORDON??????????

    • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

      Yup, Eric Gordon. The NBA doesn’t want any exciting dunkers. They want their rookies/sophomores to compete so they get exposure, because they’re the future stars of the NBA. The 3 contestants for the OFFICIAL dunk contest will be announced Monday on TNT, and Shannon better be one of em, or else I’m gonna have to choke a bitch.

  • drive-for-16th

    If shannon doesn’t go, then teh nba is blind.

    • PauLAsol

      if shannon doesnt go its because they hate the lakers!!!

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Looks like Shannon isnt partaking in the Dunk In because its between Eric Gordan and DeMar DeRozan. What a shame they wouldnt give Shannon a go, unless he is already in it. Otherwise, screw you David Stern.

    • 09champs!

      He´s a lock, part of the 3 “veterans” that are in, DeMar and Gordon will compete for the 4th spot.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    AT LONG LAST, THE NBA WILL LET SHANNON DUNK!!!

    http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/The_Baseline/entry/view/52007/did_nike_just_leak_that_shannon_brown_is_in_the_dunk_contest

    FINALLY!!!

    Now go out there Shannon and make LA proud.

  • lakerbunny