Hornets high-flyer Miles Bridges, Celtics star Jaylen Brown and Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards have all declined invitations to take part in Sunday’s Dunk Contest through the All-Star pregame, based on Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
On Sunday, it was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Path Blazers guard Anfernee Simons and Pacers guard Cassius Stanley had accepted dunk contest invitations. In the meantime, Knicks Rookie Obi Toppin had already accepted an invite.
This leaves one spot left open for the dunk contest after a number of younger stars have stated no — however there’s nonetheless hope. Zion Williamson, the Pelicans ahead who’s showing in his first All-Star Sport, has but to decide if he’ll settle for the invitation to the dunk contest or not.
In an interview with ESPN’s First Take, Williamson was hesitant to offer a definitive reply.
The opposite All-Star occasions are additionally getting their justifiable share of rejections. Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball was provided a spot within the Skills Challenge however declined the provide, based on Yahoo Sports activities. Ball leads all rookies in factors (15.7), assists (6.4) and rebounds (6.0) per sport.
Stephen Curry has reportedly agreed to take part within the three-point contest. Curry received the competition again in 2015 and has made the second-most three-pointers of all-time at 2,659. Solely Ray Allen’s mark of two,973 stays in entrance of him.
The All-Star competitions are slated to happen instantly earlier than the March 7 All-Star Sport at 8 p.m. EST.