George, Green to represent Pacers at All-Star Weekend
Two Indiana Pacers players have been selected to participate in festivities during the NBA's All-Star weekend.
All-Star Paul George will take part in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, while guard/forward Gerald green will participate in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
"I think it will be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to it," said George. "Unlike the dunk contest, this is all on you. No judges, just make shots."
Six players - three from each conference - will shoot from five stations around the three-point line. The top scorer from each conference will advance to the championship round.
George is the third Pacers player to participate in the shootout, joining five-time participant Reggie Miller and current Pacer Danny Granger.
Green, who won the contest in 2007, is the seventh Pacers player to take part in the dunk contest. Previous Pacers contestants include: Terrence Stansbury, Kenny Williams, Antonio Davis, Jonathan Bender, Paul George and 2004 Slam Dunk Contest Winner Fred Jones.
"It's an honor to represent the Pacers and Indiana and it's also great to be trying to win it not only again, but this time in my hometown of Houston," said Green. "I think it's exciting for the Pacers that this is another way to recognize our team and the year we're having."
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 http://www.nba.com/allstarapp/)
4.) Log on to NBA.com from any computer or mobile device.