First stop on the Rudy All Star express: Blazers.com.
Must watch: Casey interviewing Rudy about the dunk contest.
Must see: the photo slideshow from yesterday's events.
Second stop: Geoffrey C. Arnold's dunk contest preview.
Fernandez is not a particularly gifted jumper by NBA standards. In fact, he's probably better at three-point shooting, another All-Star event tonight. But the Trail Blazers guard is known for his creative flair, and he'll be the first international player to participate in the dunk contest.
As you might understand I'm not going to give away what dunks I've got planned, it's got to be a complete surprise. The other day for example I was practicing for the contest at the Trail Blazer practice facility and I saw some guy video taping me. I asked him to put the camera away, which he did, but he put what he'd already recorded on Youtube.
I've never been prouder to be "some guy" than I am today.
Also, ESPN has pulled together some of the best slam dunk moments of all time.
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)