Zion commits to the Dunk Contest… on one condition

Zion commits to the Dunk Contest… on one condition

The All-Star dunk competition has reached a crossroads. It still holds magical nights and moments like those of yesteryear, but overall it has lost much of its appeal. Its recovery depends on several factors that point in two opposite directions. The best dunks in the world don't exist in the NBA, so one option is to bring these specialists to All-Star Weekend to bring the art of the dunk to the forefront. The other, more in keeping with his tradition from his early days in the ABA, is the involvement of media stars in the league once again.

One of the main faces of the new generation of bullfighters is Zion Williamson. a Highlight He has been walking towards iron since his early teens. He and Ja Morant were called upon one day to save the All-Star Dunk Contest. But the possibility of their attendance has not even been seriously rumoured. Until yesterday. “I have to do my part. “If I go to the All-Star Game, I'll go to the dunk contest.” The pelican man said sheepishly. In a press conference.

An old promise

Now away from the hype that surrounded him when he landed in the NBA, Williamson is flying alongside some Bills who fly under the radar. His numbers are not those of the two seasons in which he was named an All-Star (2021 and 2023, although he missed last year due to injury). However, his game has taken a very significant leap in how he chooses his actions and in how he is able to stop himself and make the best decision on those dazzling bursts in the paint.

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Zion, who answers the question as if he regrets what he is about to say, does not determine the validity of his commitment. In fact, it would be audacious to give it absolute authority. But at least it helps to know that the idea is in your head. Who knows if this has an impact on Ja Morant to accompany him to the 2025 All-Star.

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