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Iman Shumpert Withdraws from Dunk Contest; Jeremy Lin Tribute Dunk Canceled

By February 23, 2012

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Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has withdrawn from this weekend's All-Star dunk contest due to an injury. He has missed the Knicks' last two games due to patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

Shumpert had planned to pay tribute to his teammate Jeremy Lin during the contest by leaping over a couch. Lin famously slept on Landry Fields' couch the night before his first big game with the Knicks back on February 4.

Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans will replace Shumpert in what is easily the most anonymous dunk contest field in recent memory. The other competitors are Houston forward Chase Budinger, Indiana's Paul George and Minnesota's Derrick Williams.


February 28, 2012 at 4:46 am
(1) Asheville Hotel says:

I always look up to Iman as a dunker. Damn what a loss for him. I hope it will heal soon.

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