VIDEO: TNT's Slam Dunk Contest Promo Was Pretty Great

We all remember TNT's Christmas Day promo for the return of the NBA. Following the lockout, everyone was hungry for professional basketball, and TNT ushered in the day with a terrific pre-game promo that had to go down as one of the all-time greats. And now, on All-Star Saturday, they're at it again with another excellent promo.

This time around, the two-minute spot was cut for the dunk contest. It features classic dunk moments in somewhat of a music video format, with Kanye West and Jay-Z singing "Ni***s in Paris" over the highlights. Once again the production value is through the roof and TNT set the stage for the events of the evening in a great way.

Via Jose3030

Of course, immediately following this, TNT cut to the Shooting Stars Challenge, so there was a bit of a hype dropoff, all things considered.

For all your 2012 Slam Dunk Contest needs, be sure to visit this StoryStream.

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