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NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Line-Up

Slam Dunk Contest
Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks goes to the basket in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night, part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 14, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Getty Images)more pics »The four-man line-up for the NBA's annual Slam Dunk Contest this weekend is still being sorted out as returning champion Nate Robinson is suffering from a groin injury that may keep him from competing and two rookies are set to have a dunk-off for the last spot.

Nate Robinson shows off his shoes during last year's dunk contest. (Getty)
If Nate Robinson decides his groin is OK, he'll be competing against Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats. The fourth contestant will be decided Saturday when DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, and Eric Gordon of the Los Angeles Clippers, will compete for the spot during the halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge.

Of course, if Robinson doesn't compete, both of them could find themselves in the Slam Dunk Contest during the halftime of Sunday night's NBA All-Star game. One of the judges for this year's contest is former champion Spud Webb. At 5-foot 6-inches, Spud is the shortest player to ever win the contest. Some NBA fans were disappointed this year when LeBron James decided not to enter the contest.

Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz, Game 4
Shannon Brown #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Brevin Knight #2 of the Utah Jazz in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Energy Solutions Arena on April 25, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Getty Images)more pics »

Los Angeles Lakers v Charlotte Bobcats
Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to block a dunk by Gerald Wallace #3 of the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 31, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Getty Images)more pics »
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