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Eight NBA players to meet in dunk competition in southern Taiwan

2010/04/29 19:20:43

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Reigning dunk champion Nate Robinson willhead a group of eight National Basketball Association (NBA) playerswho will take part in a dunk competition in the southern port city ofKaohsiung in late August, organizers said Thursday.

The competition will be the first time an NBA dunk contest willhave been held in Taiwan, said Chen Han-chuan, marketing manager ofBros Sports, the sports marketing company that organized the firstNBA exhibition game in Taiwan last October.

Robinson, who plays for the Boston Celtics, is the firstthree-time dunk contest winner in NBA history. He will meet a pair ofsemi-finalists at this year's NBA dunk competition in Kaohsiung --Demar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and Shannon Brown of the LosAngeles Lakers.

Other participants include Nick Young of the Washington Wizards,Will Bynum of the Detroit Pistons, Dahntay Jones of the IndianaPacers, Carl Landry of the Sacramento Kings and Terrence Williams ofthe New Jersey Nets, Bros Sports announced.

Robinson, who boasts a reported vertical leap of 110-centimeters,won the NBA dunk contest in 2006, 2009 and 2010.

(By Chris Wang)