2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Schedule, TV Info And More

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The NBA Slam Dunk Contest takes place on Saturday, Feb. 25. This warm-up for the All-Star Game will be televised on TNT.

NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived in Orlando. The 2012 edition of the annual exhibition includes skills challenges, such as the Haier Shooting Stars event, the Taco Bell Skills Contest and the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. Not to be forgotten, of course, is one of the most popular events every year, the Slam Dunk Contest.

Coverage of all four events begins 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is scheduled to be the final event of the night.

The four participants in the Slam Dunk Contest are Chase Budinger of the Houston Rockets, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.


2012 Dunk Contest Previews: Chase Budinger | Jeremy Evans

This year's event may not be full of marquee names, but slam dunk contests rarely, if ever, disappoint.

For all news and information regarding the Slam Dunk Contest and the All-Star Weekend in general, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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