Indiana Pacers’ forward Paul George will participate in the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend.
George, who has developed into one of the league’s elite players, is the headliner, but this year’s contest will feature one of the best groups, in terms of star power, of all time.
Joining George will be Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard, Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall, Golden State Warriors’ forward Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings’ rookie guard Ben McLemore and last year’s champion, Toronto Raptors’ guard Terrence Ross.
What does George have to say about the field?
It’s about time.
“I just thought it was a move that should’ve been done. Get some superstar power back into the dunk contest,” George told Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star. “I think I owed it to my fans. Give them another run, another show and another opportunity to have fun at All-Star weekend.”
George, who was also named to the All-Star team is excited to partake in the contest and it seems like the other contestants are as well.
NBA fans can only hope this new trend continues.