Kiki is making a push for Chris Andersen to participate in the slam-dunk contest in the 2004 NBA All-Star weekend in LA.
Vandeweghe said he has made the initial calls to the NBA recommending Andersen to be picked for the contest, just as he did last year. Andersen, known here in Denver as “The Birdman” because of his high-flying highlight reel dunks, is 6-foot-10, and is rumoured to have a 40 inch vertical. The kid jumps like he is on a pogo stick. Normally I prefer to see the shorter guys participate in the contest, but I think it might be fun to see Andersen in the next contest – he’s a pretty wild, high-energy guy and he could bring a fun twist to it.
The last participant the Nuggets had in the slam-dunk contest was Darvin Ham in 1997.
Voshon Lenard and Jon Barry may also be considered for the 3-point competition.
Picks for the February 14th competitions won’t be announced until late January. Do you think Chris would make a good selection, Nuggets fans?