Little Nate takes the early lead

Knicks guard Nate Robinson, the shortest man in the slam dunk contest, who is trying to become the first three-time champion, has taken an early lead.

Robinson, on his third try, converted a alley oop to himself to record a 44.

Toronto rookie DeMar DeRozan is second with a 42, getting a two-handed reverse dunk on his second try.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown scored a 37 on the first round and Gerald Wallace of Charlotte pickd up a 38. The reverse dunk by Wallace was the weakest of the bunch.