If the reports are true, and there is no reason to believe they are not, Andre Drummond will be participating in the NBA Slam Dunk competition during his first All-Star weekend. If you're at least a three-year reader of DBB, you know this is something we've campaigned for in the past. It started with this tweet from Tas Melas during Dre's rookie season:
Glad Andre Drummond put people on notice. 18 and 18, and this: http://t.co/69vk4dT6 --- Hope Lawrence Frank will #LetDreDunk if he's picked.— Tas Melas (@TasMelas) January 30, 2013
Unfortunately, the video in that YouTube link is no longer available, but imagine a really awesome dunk.
If you don't want to take our word for it, take former Pistons player Jonas Jerebko's word for it:
#LetDreDunk RT @JonasJerebko: "@FOXSportsDet: Who is best dunker in practice?" @DRE_DRUMMOND_ no question. Put him in the dunk contest!!— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) February 3, 2013
#LetDreDunk @DRE_DRUMMOND_ @NBA RT this #NBAse #NBAAllStar— Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko) February 5, 2013
And if you don't want to take his word for it because he's a dirty Celt now, watch the below video and tell me Dre couldn't hang in a dunk contest:
I, for one, can't wait to see how well #DreWillDunk.