A few days ago reports leaked suggesting the NBA wanted Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the dunk contest.
On Friday they followed through with that request, inviting the former Texas Longhorn player to New Orleans to participate in the annual dunkfest.
Jordan was quick to accept, right? Not so fast. The Clippers center believes he’s played like an All-Star this season and told the league he wants to see what happens before he accepts. In short, he wants to be named an All-Star before accepting the invite.
DeAndre Jordan wants to be in the All-Star game as a participant, not just as a dunker.
So when NBA officials approached the Clippers’ center before Friday’s game about being in the dunk contest, Jordan told them what his true wish was.
“I just told them I wanted to see what happens,” Jordan said. “I’m not trying to disrespect them. But I want to be in the All-Star game as a player and not just as a dunker.”