TNT's The 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Videos

The 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest features returning champ Dwight Howard, Nate Robinson, J.R. Smith, and rookie vote-in Rudy Fernandez. 

All are ready for the main stage this weekend as they take part in the marquee event of NBA All Star Saturday Night (2/14).

The event will air on TNT at 8:00 PM; you can text your vote or vote at NBA.com/dunk to help choose this year's Slam Dunk Champion.

Check out the players in the videos below doing whatever they can to garner fan support and show off their best dunks:

Dwight Howard shows off his best Arnold impersonation:

Nate Robinson shares his chicken noodle soup dance with fans:

The NBA announced tonight that Rudy Gay is going to have to miss the Sprite Slam Dunk contest because of an injury. He will be replaced by J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets.

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Rudy Fernandez dunks better than he sings and plays guitar:

For more info, see the official Sprite Slam Dunk page: LINK

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