Jan 30, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) dunks the ball in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Clippers won 96-90. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star 2013: Eric Bledsoe in Slam Dunk contest!

The NBA All-Star dunk participants have been announced and wouldn’t you know it – a Clipper player NOT named Blake Griffin will make an appearance!

Eric Bledsoe, all of 6 feet and an inch or two of him, will compete for the high flying title of world’s best dunker, joining defending champion Jeremy Evans (Utah Jazz), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Gerald Green (Indiana Pacers), Terrence Ross (Toronto Raptors), and James White (New York Knicks).

Also announced were the first three selections in the Rising Stars Draft; Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, and Anthony Davis.

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