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Four Knicks are in the All-Star festivities in Houston now that James White has been added to the SlamDunk contest
and Steve Novak will fire away in the 3-Point Contest.
“A lot of people haven’t seen James,” Carmelo Anthony, who will play for the East in the Feb. 17 All-Star Game with teammate Tyson Chandler, told ESPN.com. “He’s the best-kept secret.”
The 6-foot-7 White will compete in the Dunk Contest against Jeremy Evans of Utah, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers, Kenneth Faried of Denver, Gerald Green of Indiana and Terrence Ross of Toronto.
“I saw James when I was probably like 10, 11 years old,” Kevin Durant told ESPN.com. “That was the first time I saw him play, in D.C. He was just flying. He jumped from the free throw line, dunked between the legs before anybody I’ve seen do it. He was like the most athletic guy ever. Hopefully he gets in the dunk contest.”
White said Vince Carter is his favorite dunker of all-time but he has no specific dunks in mind. There won’t be any jumping over cars.
“Nah, I won’t be doing none of that stuff,” he said recently.
Novak, who is third in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 44.4 percent, will join fellow sharpshooters Kyrie Irving of Cleveland and Paul George of Indiana — both first-time All-Stars — as well as Ryan Anderson of New Orleans, Matt Bonner of San Antonio and Stephen Curry of Golden State.
“I would love to, I would love to, so obviously we’re still hoping that that happens,” Novak said before it was announced.