HOUSTON, TX (The Spread) - Who will win the NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest when the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars clash in Houston on February 17?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, James White of the Knicks is a 5/4 favorite, while Gerald Green of the Pacers is 5/2 and Terrance Ross of the Raptors of 7/2. Jeremy Evans of the Jazz is 5/1 while Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers is 15/2 and Kenneth Faried of the Nuggets is also 15/2.
Evans won the Slam Dunk contest last year in Orlando while Blake Griffin won the event in 2011. Nate Robinson was a back-to-back champion in 2009 and 2010, while Dwight Howard won in 2008. With the Celtics in 2007, Green won the Slam Dunk Contest in Houston and Josh Harris won the event in 2005.
Stephen Curry of the Warriors is also a 2/1 favorite to win the NBA Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, while Steve Novak of the Knicks has the next best odds at 5/2. Kyrie Irving of the Cavs is 3/1, Matt Bonner of the Spurs and Ryan Anderson of the Hornets are both 9/2, respectively, while Paul George of the Pacers is the long-shot at 15/2.
Kevin Love of the Timberwolves won the Three-Point Contest last year while James Jones of the Heat won the even two years ago. Paul Pierce won in 2009-10, Daequan Cook won in 2008-09, and Jason Kapono won in both 2006-07 and 2007-08.