Got A Dunk Idea? Tweet It To @King24George
Paul George grew up idolizing some of the best dunkers of all-time: Kobe, Vince, ‘Nique, and MJ, among others. So it is no coincidence that on Michael Jordan’s 49th birthday, Paul decided to put his own twist on the Dunk Contest. This season, Paul wants you to tell him what dunk he should do for his final dunk.
“I have two dunks that I know will make the crowd go crazy,” said Paul to Fox Sports Radio. “I’m calling out to my fans for my last and final dunk. I posted on my Twitter that I’m taking all suggestions for what I should do.”
This would be the first time in league history that a dunk contestant publicly confirmed he let a fan determine one of the dunks used in the actual contest. If it happens, then expect Paul George to be a trending topic on Twitter as the NBA is using it to help determine this year’s winner. Only fan voting will be utilized in determining the winner with submissions allowed on NBA.com, text and social media. For the first time ever, fans will be able to cast votes on Twitter by posting a corresponding letter assigned to each dunker along with a specific hashtag.
Paul wants to make sure Twitter knows he’s serious about winning this year’s crown, so he’s even hinted at giving a big prize to a lucky fan if he selects a dunk and wins the trophy.
“They’ll get a prize for it and hopefully I take home some hardware,” said Paul.
The three other players who will participate in this year’s Slam Dunk championship on Feb. 25 include the Houston Rockets' Chase Budinger, the New York Knicks' Iman Shumpert, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams. Reportedly, New York’s Jeremy Lin will help Shumpert, but Paul’s not ready to reveal his other two dunks.
“They’ll definitely be special, but I can’t give out all my secrets right now.”
Do you have an idea for a dunk? Here’s your chance to get Paul to use it in the contest:
1) Follow Paul on Twitter @King24George
2) Tweet your idea to him with hashtag #SeePGFly
3) Watch the Dunk Contest on Feb. 25 at 8:30pm
4) Be ready to vote via Twitter once the dunk contest concludes
5) If Paul wins, then you may win.