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Miles Bridges Planning On Being In NBA Dunk Contest During All-Star Weekend

Can the former Spartan win the Slam Dunk Contest?

January 18, 2019 - 7:37 pm

97.1 The Ticket -- Fresh off a highlight reel dunk Thursday night against the Kings, Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges will reportedly be in the Slam Dunk Contest during next month's NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweeted Friday that the rookie plans to compete in the contest, held in his team's home arena on Feb. 17

The former Michigan State star showed off his dunking prowess Thursday night:

Bridges has had a number of highlight dunks this season, including a tomahawk dunk against the Pistons in his return to Michigan.

Spartan fans had plenty of dunks to gush over during his two years at MSU.

Other rumored contest participants include second-year players John Collins of the Hawks and Miami's Derrick Jones, Jr.

Bridges will look to produce a rookie encore in the Dunk Contest, following Utah's Donovan Mitchell, who won last year.

Bridges will also try to be the first Spartan to win the contest since Jason Richardson won back-to-back contests in 2002-03, the first of which also came during his rookie season.