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New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert had to pull out of the Slam Dunk Contest this week because of knee tendinitis.As a result, we’ve been deprived of an obvious but still-awesome moment — Shumpert was going to dunk over Jeremy Lin on a couch, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Here’s what Shumpert told Berman:
“[Lin] was going to help me out. Once my knee was so sore, I started thinking about it: ‘Am I going to be able to jump over the couch?’ All kinds of things to think about.”
A potential couch dunk would have been the bizarro version of Blake Griffin dunking over a car at last year’s contest.
Shumpert has been replaced by Utah Jazz bench-warmer Jeremy Evans in the contest, which will take place Saturday night in Orlando.
Check out his hops here:
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