Knicks Iman Shumpert Will Be in the 2012 Dunk Contest

Knicks rookie sensation will be present at the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend, he will be in the Dunk Contest.


Sources with knowledge of the league’s plans told that Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert — one of four dunk-contest entrants alongside Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger, Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams — will be enlisting Lin to “assist” him in a manner similar to the help 2011 champion Blake Griffin got from then-Los Angeles Clippers teammate Baron Davis.

During the 7 game “Linning” streak, Lin has become somewhat of a lob master. Now he will assist Shumpert, as he does Tyson Chandler with his dunks.

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