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.
The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has showcased some ridiculous dunks this season. Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade regards the Timberwolves youngster in a high manner.
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.