HoopsHype James White rumors

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James White won't jump over a car, a couch or even Iman Shumpert's flat top in the slam dunk contest. But he said this will be one of the best contests ever, despite everyone being skeptical with the underwhelming field of dunkers. "I think it's going to be real good because it's going to be a battle," White said. "You just have to have people who actually want to do it. They're excited to do it. I think that's what we have this year." Sulia

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And while the 30-year-old swingman's far from a household name, he's planning on changing that by bringing a loaded arsenal to Houston, as he told SLAM's Kicks blog: K1X: Did you prepare for it? Or do you know which dunks you’re going to do? James White: To be honest, I never practice dunks. I just do whatever comes to my mind. K1X: But when do you decide what you want to do? Do you decide in mid-air? Granted, you do have a little bit of time up there. JW: [Laughs] I have a general idea of what I want to do when I take the ball and get ready to jump. Everybody knows that I have the dunks from the free throw line and all that stuff in my back pocket. I can always pull those out. I watch what my competition does in the dunk contest and then decide which of my dunks I will do. I have about five dunks where I’m absolutely certain that I will get a 50 on those. So it’s just a matter of when to use which of those dunks. SLAM

While White respects Green, he doesn't believe anyone can bring to the table what he can. "Whatever I do is going to be new. It's not going to be seen in the NBA dunk contest," he said. "You've seen it maybe on YouTube, but you haven't seen it on the NBA stage. You've seen windmills. Everything they do has to be with gimmicks, which is what's making it corny." ESPN.com

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But here's the thing: White is not just a dunker; he's arguably the best dunker on the planet. You may have never heard of the 30-year-old because he averages 1.8 points per game for the Knicks, in his third season in the league since 2006. During the other years, he played mostly overseas in Russia and Italy. "A lot of people haven't seen James," his Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony said. "He's the best-kept secret." ESPN.com

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Will James White participate in the dunk contest this year? Ultimately, that's up to the NBA. The league decides who will compete for the crown. But if Iman Shumpert had a say in it, White would make the cut. "They should put him in, definitely," Shumpert said of his Knicks teammate. "He'd win it." ESPN.com

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He was nicknamed “Flight White’’ and “Flight 75’’ in college because of his leaping and dunking ability. Now that he’s back in the NBA after an Italian League hiatus, Knicks reserve swingman James White is being nominated by the Players Association for the All-Star Slam-Dunk competition February in Houston. New York Post

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The Knicks made no cuts yesterday but forward Chris Copeland, who averaged 15.5 points in the preseason, has all but sealed the 15th spot. If Wallace doesn’t break down during upcoming scrimmages and shooting guard James White’s foot injury isn’t serious, which it appears, Mychel Thompson likely will fall short despite a big night at the Coliseum (13 points in 19:54, 3 of 7 on 3-pointers). New York Post

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