JR Smith will be replacing Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay (strained hip) in the All-Star dunk contest as reported by Chris Marlowe of Altitude TV. The story is confirmed on ESPN here. A second go round for Smith who participated in the dunk contest as a rookie with the New Orleans Hornets and finished 3rd behind winner Josh Smith of Atlanta at the 2005 All-Star contest in Denver as reported by the Rocky Mountain News.
"I can't wait," Smith said. "I've got a few things up my sleeve, but I can't really talk about it. It's top secret."
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Monday February 9th JR Smith received more good news:
J.R. Smith welcomed a daughter into the world Monday. Demi was born at 9:04 p.m. at Rose Medical Center. Shirley Harris gave birth to Demi, who checked in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces.