For the first time in a very long time, the NBA’s dunk contest will have a name that most people are familiar with. In fact, for the first time in a very long time, the dunk contest will have an actual all-star. Portland’s Damian Lillard has accepted the leagues invitation, according to CBS.com.
Many household names have declined the invitation, but for a player like Lillard (very good player who is not in the biggest market), this can only boost his portfolio. Because outside of a few recent highlight dunks, many weren’t away that he can get up like that.
That being said, does he have “dunk contest” hops? We’ll have to wait and see.