Glenn Robinson III is reportedly the first name to officially enter his name into the field for the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The high-flyer from the Indiana Pacers is entering his name in the contest which is also expected to include two-time defending champion Zach LaVine and electric runner-up from last season Aaron Gordon.
Following from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Yahoo! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 25, 2017
Robinson is the son of former NBA All-Star Glenn Robinson AKA the Big Dog. The younger Robinson is a product of Michigan University and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft with the 40th overall pick. He then spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015 before ending up with the Pacers. His stats might not be changing the NBA landscape but he is seeing the most playing time in his career and even began to start some games this season.
Last week, the NBA reportedly asked San Antonio Spurs wingman Jonathon Simmons and Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown to enter. Simmons has yet to answer but Brown reportedly will skip the contest. Los Angeles Lakers young forward Larry Nance Jr also said he would be missing the contest due to an injury issue.
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