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The five ways Will Barton can honor Baltimore in the Slam Dunk Contest

The five ways Will Barton can honor Baltimore in the Slam Dunk Contest

Will Barton was 14 when he first dunked. The Baltimore native was playing a pickup game in the summer before ninth grade and, on a fast break, rose to the basket. With one hand, he slammed the ball through the rim. It was "simple," he told NBA.com.

The Denver Nuggets guard (and his dunking ability) has come so far in the decade-plus since that first throwdown that, come Saturday night, he will be one of four players...

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