One of the coolest announcements was the Battle of the Game Changers. John Wall and Stephen Curry are going to face off 1 v. 1 in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Although at first this sounds like a lot of fun, there is no doubt Curry will win this competition. He can shoot from all over the floor and is known for hitting wild shots. On the other hand, Wall isn't known much as a shooter, but who knows maybe he will provide a pleasant surprise.
The lineup for the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest was also announced. Milwuakee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach Lavine, Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee and Orlando's Victor Oladipo will be this year's contestants. Although this is a great line up, I think everyone wants to see John Wall try to defend his title from last year. But on the bright side this begins Zach Lavine's domination of NBA contests. Zach Lavine will win this years dunk contest hands down. Watch him below and then try to argue that fact... you won't be able to.
The participants for the three point contest were also announced. Atlanta's Kyle Korver, the Clipper's Josh Reddick, Portland's Wes Matthews, and Golden State's splash brothers of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be this years contenders. Unlike the other contests, there is no clear cut favorite in this one. You can pick any one of these guys as your favorite and still have a great chance of winning it. But wait, there is a sixth participant that is yet to be named. Could it be Portland's Damian Lillard, or could it be San Antonio's reigning champion Marco Belinelli. Whatever the case, this year's festivities are going to be a lot of fun.