Denver Nuggets fans have two events to look forward to during this weekend’s festivities in Phoenix.
First up, is the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night, where J.R. Smith was a late addition to the foursome competing. J.R. replaced Memphis’s Rudy Gay, Â who injured his hip earlier this week.Â Defending champ Dwight Howard of Orlando, 2006 winner Nate Robinson of New York, and Portland rookie Rudy Fernandez round out the rest of the field.
The Slam Dunk contest occurs during Saturday night festivities, along with the Skills Challenge and Three-Point shootout. It starts at 6pm MT, and the Slam Dunk contest is scheduled to air between 7-8PM MT, acorrding to TNT programming.
Read more:Â nba.com/2009/allstar2009/02/10/smith.replacement
On Sunday night, Chauncey Billups will represent the Nuggets in the All-Star game, as a Western Conference reserve guard. The game also airs on TNT, at 6PM MT. This will be Chauncey’s fourth-straight All-Star appearance, and his first in the Western Conference.
Hopefully the rest of the Nuggets will be enjoying the 6 days off before they play again in Philiadelphia and healing any injuries. (Especially Chris Andersen!)
Enjoy All-Star weekend!