New Orleans Pelicans PF Zion Williamson was asked Wednesday if he will participate in the 2021 NBA Dunk Contest at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta. According to reporters, Zion didn’t say no. At this point, Williamson is undecided. If there was a way for me to insert the “So you’re saying there’s a chance???” GIF from Dumb and Dumber into this article, this is where I would throw it.
Williamson was just named to his first All-Star Game on Tuesday as a reserve for the Western Conference. The most electric dunker in the world would be a huge draw for the NBA, which decided to have an All-Star Game despite the pandemic. Instead of doing the Dunk Contest on Saturday, it will take place Sunday after the second quarter of the actual game. This would maybe be a deterrent for Williamson, who would have to play minutes in the game and then put on another show.