VIDEO: George’s 360 Dunk
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Indiana’s Paul George has become one of the best all-around players in the NBA, but it wasn’t long ago that he was known for his dunking — he finished second in the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest. And of course, just a few days ago he threw down one of the best dunks of the season (see the video above).
So it was a bit disappointing late last week when it was reported that George would be skipping this year’s Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
But not so fast my friends! As George clarified yesterday to Pacers.com, he may still throw down after all…
The chances of him competing are slim, as he would prefer to rest and enjoy the weekend in The Big Easy. He is still open to the idea of taking part in at least one event and plans to decide in the next few days.
When asked whether he had declined the offers, George said, “No, I haven’t declined. I’m keeping my options open.”
In particular with the dunk contest, George, who fans would love to see be involved after he showed off a 360-degree slam in Saturday’s win, would like to see it taken more seriously.
“It would all depend on who’s in it,” he stated. “I want to be in it when the competition is good.”