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Monday / October 23.
  • Knicks Novak & White Added to All-Star Festivities

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    And then there were four.

    Four Knicks are in the All-Star festivities in Houston now that James White has been added to the Slam Dunk contest and Steve Novak will fire away in the 3-Point Contest.

    “A lot of people haven’t seen James,” Carmelo Anthony, who will play for the East in the Feb. 17 All-Star Game with teammate Tyson Chandler, told “He’s the best-kept secret.”

    The 6-foot-7 White will compete in the Dunk Contest against Jeremy Evans of Utah, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers, Kenneth Faried of Denver, Gerald Green of Indiana and Terrence Ross of Toronto.

    “I saw James when I was probably like 10, 11 years old,” Kevin Durant told “That was the first time I saw him play, in D.C. He was just flying. He jumped from the free throw line, dunked between the legs before anybody I’ve seen do it. He was like the most athletic guy ever. Hopefully he gets in the dunk contest.”

    White said Vince Carter is his favorite dunker of all-time but he has no specific dunks in mind. There won’t be any jumping over cars.

    “Nah, I won’t be doing none of that stuff,” he said recently.

    Novak, who is third in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 44.4 percent, will join fellow sharpshooters Kyrie Irving of Cleveland and Paul George of Indiana — both first-time All-Stars — as well as Ryan Anderson of New Orleans, Matt Bonner of San Antonio and Stephen Curry of Golden State.

    “I would love to, I would love to, so obviously we’re still hoping that that happens,” Novak said before it was announced.


    1984—Larry Nance, Phoenix

    1985Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta

    1986—Spud Webb, Atlanta

    1987—Michael Jordan, Chicago

    1988—Michael Jordan, Chicago

    1989—Kenny Walker, New York

    1990—Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta

    1991—Dee Brown, Boston

    1992—Cedric Ceballos, Phoenix

    1993—Harold Miner, Miami

    1994—Isaiah Rider, Minnesota

    1995—Harold Miner, Miami

    1996—Brent Barry, L.A. Clippers

    1997—Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers

    2000—Vince Carter, Toronto

    2001—Desmond Mason, Seattle

    2002—Jason Richardson, Golden State

    2003—Jason Richardson, Golden State

    2004—Fred Jones, Indiana

    2005—Josh Smith, Atlanta

    2006—Nate Robinson, New York

    2007—Gerald Green, Boston

    2008—Dwight Howard, Orlando

    2009—Nate Robinson, New York

    2010—Nate Robinson, New York

    2011—Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers

    2012—Jeremy Evans, Utah Jazz




    1986 – Larry Bird, Boston

    1987 – Larry Bird, Boston

    1988 – Larry Bird, Boston

    1989 – Dale Ellis, Seattle

    1990 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

    1991 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

    1992 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

    1993 – Mark Price, Cleveland

    1994 – Mark Price, Cleveland

    1995 – Glen Rice, Miami

    1996 – Tim Legler, Washington

    1997 – Steve Kerr, Chicago

    1998 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah

    2000 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah

    2001 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee

    2002 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento

    2003 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento

    2004 – Voshon Lenard, Denver

    2005 – Quentin Richardson, Phoenix

    2006 – Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

    2007 – Jason Kapono, Miami

    2008 – Jason Kapono, Toronto

    2009 – Daequan Cook, Miami

    2010 – Paul Pierce, Boston

    2011 – James Jones, Miami

    2012 – Kevin Love, Minnesota

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.