NBA rumors: League wants Paul George, DeAndre Jordan in Slam Dunk Competition

Jan 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) dunks against Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Toronto 86-79. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Slam Dunk Competition on all-star weekend used to be one of the events that sports fans looked forward to the most. However, the competition has lost its luster over the past few years and a lack of big name stars is causing fans to lose interest.

This is something that the league is looking to chance and it appears that they have two current stars in mind to regenerate interest.

While Dwight Howard and LeBron James have said that they do not want to participate, the league is reportedly hoping that Indiana Pacers star Paul George and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.

The news comes from Madrid site Marca.com.

According to the report, the league has already offered spots in the competition to George and Jordan, but they are still awaiting word.

Topics: DeAndre Jordan, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clipper, NBA Slam Dunk Competition, Paul George

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