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Dominique Wilkins will be one of the judges for the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star weekend’s Saturday night, and there are few more qualified to be in that position. Wilkins battled Michael Jordan to the finish in the event in 1988, and it remains one of the most epic dunk contests ever, almost 30 years later.
Wilkins sat down for a one-on-one interview with FOX Sports in New Orleans courtesy of his partnership with Verizon, which will allow fans to use the new Verizon Unlimited Data Plan to stream the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest in HD right from their phone or tablet.
FOX Sports: All right, so you’re judging the dunk contest this year. What are you looking for out of these guys?
Dominique Wilkins: “What I’m looking for this year out of the Dunk Contest is creativity. Power. Finesse. I think how creative these guys can be is going to determine who’s going to be the final two to go head up. So I’m looking forward to that.
“Actually, I’m looking forward to DeAndre Jordan. It’s not often I’d say I’m looking forward to watching a big man, but he is an incredible athlete. I mean, he can get off the floor. I’m looking to see what type of creativity he brings.”
FS: I feel like big guys…