Derrick Williams going for the hammer! (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Timberwolves Derrick Williams To Compete In NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Derrick Williams was chose to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend in Orlando.   Williams will join fellow rookie competitor Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks in the competition, who will surely be overshadowing by Jeremy Lin.  Lin has said to be chosen to help assist Shumpert of a few dunks during his routine.   Also competing will be Chase Buddinger of the Houson Rockets, and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.   Look for Paul George to be the biggest competition to Williams during the event.   Also look for Ricky Rubio to play a similar role to Lin, assisting on a few alley-oops during the event.

Williams will join a couple of his Timberwolves teammates in participating in the main events during All-Star weekend.  Williams and Rubio will play in the Rising Stars game on Friday night.   Kevin Love will be competing in the Three Point Shootout on Saturday night, and also the main of event of the weekend – the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.

In honor of Williams being chosen for the event, here is my favorite Top 5 YouTube Slam Dunk contest videos I could find in less than 10 minutes!

5.  J.R. Rider’s 1994 Between-The-Legs.   Got to be on here.  In Minneapolis.  The first between the legs dunk, unofficially.

4.  Spud Webb wins the 1986 dunk contest.   More comments from the Czar!

3.   Dwight Howard superman dunk.   “You win!”    Just an amazing dunk.   The look on Dwight’s face is hilarious.

2.   Michael Jordan dunk contest history recap.   The narrarator is so deep!

1.   Vince Carter, 2000.   “IT’S OVER!!!” – Kenny Smith.    “This is unheard of!”- The Czar.   This was arguably the best dunk contest of all time.

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Tags: Chase Buddinger Derrick Williams Iman Shumpert Jeremy Lin Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Slam Dunk Contest Paul George Ricky Rubio

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