[From the Diaries. Mostly in a desire to push down that Bears-related post. ::shakes head:: -Matt]
As it turns out, Tyrus Thomas (not Tyrese Thomas, like Reggie Miller likes to call him) will be participating in the Slam Dunk contest.NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2007 - New York's Nate Robinson will defend his crown in the 2007 Sprite Slam Dunk competition to be held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by EA SPORTS, Feb. 17 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Robinson will compete against three first-time entrants - Boston's Gerald Green, who is an alumnus of the NBA Development League, Orlando's Dwight Howard and Chicago's Tyrus Thomas - for this year's title.