Returning champion Nate Robinson might be out of dunk contest?

Returning champion Nate Robinson might be out of dunk contest?

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Returning champion Nate Robinson might be out of dunk contest?

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by JOSH HARVEY / WFAA.com Sports

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Posted on February 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 11 at 3:48 PM

Fans are already upset about this year’s NBA All-Star dunk contest, due to the lack of star power. Today, the contest possibly took another hit.

Returning champion Nate Robinson just tweeted:

“This snow is 4 the birds! I might not make it out for the dunk contest that would be so weak.

Robinson was already rumored to be contemplating pulling out of the contest with a pulled left groin. The snow might just put him over the top.

The east coast is still trying to recover from earlier in the week and DFW has canceled or delayed hundreds of flights today. This might not be the last player that is rumored to not be able to make it into town beacuse of weather.

As of now, the NBA has said events surrounding All-Star Weekend are still on schedule.

"All of the events and activities are on schedule and have not been impacted by the weather," Tim Frank, NBA senior vice president for basketball communications, said Thursday. "As far as players, hopefully not. But we'll be monitoring it."

 

 

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