- Marc Stein, ESPN Senior Writer
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The six-man field for the dunk contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans will feature three big names from the actual All-Star Game, the league confirmed Thursday night.
Golden State's Harrison Barnes and Sacramento rookie Ben McLemore are the other two participants in the contest, which has met with lukewarm reviews the past several years, partly due to a lack of star power on display.
CSNNW.com reported Wednesday that Lillard has also been asked to compete in the 3-point contest. If Lillard accepts, he'll become the first player in All-Star Weekend history to compete in all five events. Lillard is already committed to Friday night's rookie/sophomore game and Saturday night's skills challenge in addition to the dunk contest, and Sunday's All-Star Game.
The All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 16, at New Orleans Arena.
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