As New York Knicks fans continue to vote to hopefully see Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson play in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Ja Morant took to Twitter to advocate for Jericho Sims to have a spot in the Slam Dunk Contest.
One of the things that Ja is known for is his incredible dunks, so it’s quite a compliment for Sims to know that one of the best dunkers in the league wants to see him compete at All-Star Weekend.
Sims is in his second season with the Knicks but over the summer, his two-way contract was converted to a guaranteed three-year deal. He doesn’t receive a lot of minutes in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation, but when Sims is in the game, chances are fans will get to see him casually float above the rim.
Choosing Jericho Sims to participate in the dunk contest is almost too easy of a choice. After watching Obi Toppin win it in 2022, Knicks fans may get to see Sims do the same in 2023.
Ja Morant thinks Knicks’ Jericho Sims should be in 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
So far, Portland rookie Shaedon Sharpe and Houston’s Kenyon Martin Jr. have committed to participate in the contest. In recent years, the contest hasn’t brought as much hype as it used to, and adding Jericho Sims into the mix would be the perfect way to change that. There’s a reason why Ja Morant tweeted that.
At Summer League in 2021, Sims had a series of highlight dunks.
And at Summer League a few months ago, his hops were on display once again.
Get this man in the dunk contest!
While the first fan returns of All-Star votes were disappointing for Knicks fans (here’s your reminder to vote today!), guaranteeing that Jericho Sims will be participating in the Slam Dunk Contest would not only be good for New York’s fan base but for all NBA fans.
Wouldn’t it be fun to get to see a Knicks player win the contest two years in a row? Make it happen, NBA.