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Vince Carter gives teammate John Collins solid advice for Slam Dunk Contest


Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins is set to join the NBA Slam Dunk Contest this weekend and who better to offer him guidance than his very own teammate, Vince Carter.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Twitter reported that, Carter, a slam dunk champion himself, told Collins a simple advice: “Don’t miss.”

Known for his iconic dunks, Carter’s words may seem oddly simple, but it’s actually quite well-grounded. Though the Slam Dunk Contest has a different scoring system every year, Carter’s advice makes sense because it hard to earn points when you miss a dunk.

21 year-old Collins will battle it out against Miles Bridges from Charlotte Hornets, Hamidou Diallo of Oklahoma City Thunder and Dennis Smith Jr. of New York Knicks. (Janiel Abby Toralba)