Handicapping the 2013 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

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Handicapping the 2013 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest
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Another year and another dunk contest… without Lebron James. The contest has gone through a transformation over the past few years and some fans believe it is more of a spectacle or performance than about who is the best dunker. This season we will be watching a group of young, lesser-known players throw it down during All-Star Weekend.

Seeing as the NBA didn’t choose household names, these guys must have undeniable aerial ability and will have to rely on that instead of notoriety or popularity to take home the title. All of these athletes have the talent to win, but is it really possible that someone who plays less than seven minutes per game is the early favorite? Let’s break down each contestant’s odds.

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