However, the attempts to get Brown and Edwards were met with rejection.
“The league tried to add high-profile names. Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards — who recently had one of the most jaw-dropping dunks you’ll ever witness — turned down the league’s request to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, league sources told Yahoo Sports,” wrote Chris Haynes.
“A field with [Zion] Williamson and Edwards would have certainly made for must-see TV.
Of course, fans would have loved to see Edwards in the Slam Dunk Contest.
While Williamson gave fans slight optimism he would participate in the contest, he ultimately turned down the star-studded event. Los Angeles Lakers fan favorite Alex Caruso also declined an invitation to be part of the dunking extravaganza.
The 2021 All-Star Game will take place on Sunday.