Brown selected for dunk contest

Shannon Brown was picked today to compete in the dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 13 in Dallas. He joins Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks, who will try for a record third title, and Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Clippers’ Eric Gordon and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (USC) will complete in the dunk-in during halftime of the Rookie Challenge on Feb. 12 to decide the fourth entrant.

Said Brown on his dunking plans: “I’m at the drawing board now. I’ve got a couple of ideas in my head. I won’t give them away. It’s going to be a great time. It’s going to be competitive also. From the time people started saying I should be in the dunk contest, my brain got to working with what I should do. I’ve been thinking about it a little bit.”

He also said: “Thank you to everybody who campaigned for me, everybody who voted for me, everybody who had my back this whole time.”