Hornets’ Miles Bridges is ready to dominate the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
The power dunker offers a sneak peek into his mindset ahead of the contest
Miles Bridges flashed an easy smile when pressed to give a sneak peek at his menu of dunks in Saturday’s 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Pressed a second time, the Charlotte Hornets rookie offered only that he has an “A” dunk, a “B” dunk and a drop-the-mic dunk.
“That’s all I’m going to say,” the former Michigan State star said. “But I’m looking forward to competing against Dennis [Smith Jr.], John Collins and Hamidou [Diallo]. I gotta represent for my city.”
Bridges, 20, is hoping that home-court advantage will win him hearts as well as votes; the last player to win the dunk contest in his home arena was Blake Griffin in Los Angeles in 2011.
Bridges opened up to The Undefeated about his favorite dunkers of all time; whether he will get tips from Michael Jordan; and smashing against the Hawks and Vince Carter, who won this competition in 2000 when Bridges was all of 2 years old.
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