NBA All-Star 2010

02.14.10

DALLAS, Texas - Nate Robinson beat out Raptors’ rookie DeMar DeRozan at the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas Saturday night. Nate Robinson became the first three time Slam Dunk Contest champion as well as the first repeat winner of the title. Robinson received 51% of fan votes to edge DeRozan who won the Slam Dunk-In Friday night over Clippers’ Eric Gordon to be the fourth participant in the Slam Dunk Contest. “Krypto-Nate,” the nickname he earned jumping over Superman Dwight Howard to win the Slam Dunk Contest last year, promptly retired from slam dunking on top saying “No more titles. I’m finished. It’s the last one.”

02.13.10

DALLAS, Texas - NBA rookie DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and sophmore Eric Gordon of the Los Angeles Clippers faced off in the first NBA “Slam Dunk-In' on Friday night that took place during halftime of the NBA Rookie Challenge. The winner, as voted on by fans, would end up joining two-time winner Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks, Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats, and Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night.

02.11.10

DALLAS,Texas - Just in time for 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend, Dallas got its largest snow day ever as 9.8 inches of snow was recorded to have fallen on Dallas/Fort Worh International Airport as of 10:00pm Dallas time and it's still coming down. That is the most snow in Dallas ever, at least since it started collecting weather data 111 years ago. The previous record was 7.8 inches in one day set in 1917 and again in 1964. This all coming just as 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend events began today. The weather has caused havoc on Dallas roads as well as shut down Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, just as tens of thousands of fans and players were scheduled to come in.