Chris Litmann of The Baseline — the NBA blog at the Sporting News — was up early this morning surfing the Nike Basketball blog and noticed they may have leaked some news:
Shannon Brown is in the dunk contest. Apparently.
If you follow the link (you may need to get a Nike basketball ID) you’ll see the rules for the Shannon Brown iD Slam Dunk Contest — basically to help design a pair of shoes for Brown to wear during the dunk contest. Using some Sherlock Holmes-like deductive reasoning, one could assume that there is no need for a shoe design contest if Brown were not in the dunk contest itself.
This is not the NBA itself saying “It Is On” but Nike tends to be in the know. So….
Let Shannon Dunk!