Will Paul George take part in the dunk contest?

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After showcasing his talents last night with a 360 windmill dunk against the Clippers, it seems Paul George is happy with his efforts and will not take part in the All-Star Saturday dunk contest.

With the event scheduled in the lead up to Sunday's All-Star game, in which George is set to be named a starter for the Eastern conference team, George told reporters that he is unlikely to take part in the competition:

"It would all depend on who's in it.

"I want to be in it when the competition is good".

This thinly veiled criticism is probably justified even if it is likely to disappoint fans.

The last time an All-Star starter (which George is all but confirmed to be) took part in the competition was Dwight Howard in 2009 as the top players increasingly prefer to prepare for the big East-West game by taking time off to relax.

George has history in the competition having competed in 2012 and did not completely rule himself out:

"I haven't declined.

"I'm keeping my options open," he told Scott Agness of

But all signs point to a dunk contest without one the best in the game unless the NBA can round up a stella cast in time for Saturday in New Orleans.

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