Eric Bledsoe picked for Sprite Slam Dunk

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LA Clippers' Eric Bledsoe in game vs. Boston, Feb. 3, 2013

LA Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe in game vs. Boston, Feb. 3, 2013 (Photo: Clipper Nation via YouTube)

The NBA has announced that the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk will feature six dunkers competing in a two-round competition as part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. The new format will pit the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference in a competition that will also raise money for charity.

The Western Conference will be represented by the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz along with the Los Angeles Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe and Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried. The Eastern Conference lineup will include the Indiana Pacers’ Gerald Green, Toronto Raptors’ Terrence Ross and New York Knicks’ James White.

The event will consist of the three Eastern Conference players competing against the  three from the Western Conference in a two-round competition. The highest scoring East competitor and the highest scoring West competitor from the Team Round will compete head-to-head to determine the champion. Fan voting will open at the beginning of the Championship Round and the player with the highest percentage of combined votes from all platforms will be champion.

This year fans will be able to cast votes for the champion in one of four ways:

1.) SMS Text Message* – Text the player’s last name to 38657 (DUNKS)

2.) Twitter - Tweet #SpriteSlam with the player’s last name

3.) Vote via the official NBA All-Star App (Available on iTunes, Google Play and at

4.) Log on to from any computer or mobile device.

Since 2008, fans have determined the winner of the Sprite Slam Dunk through SMS TXT and voting on

More information can be found here.

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