This blogger says no.
I decided to rank the dunkers, based on how well I expect them to do in the contest (that is, NOT on their in-game dunking ability). My list is below the fold.
- Budinger (Does this mean I’m racist?)
Shumpert: Has the little guy advantage. Plays for the Knicks. Possible disadvantage: might lose points because he isn’t Jeremy Lin. (UPDATE: There’s speculation he’ll be using Lin as a prop. Change this to “Definite advantage.”)
Williams: Jumps from a long way away and dunks with power. Chip on shoulder. Might use real lion, or a fake lion head, as a prop. Disadvantage: This isn’t a contest for 6’10” players.
George: Can jump from a long way away. Disadvantages: Can’t dunk with power. Neither a rookie nor a guy with hype. Plays for the Pacers. Being 6’9” hurts.
Budinger: A white guy jumping high catches the eye. Disadvantages: Bud isn’t a great dunker. He’s also tall. This is a wasted spot.