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Michael Jackson Link to Slam Dunk Contest

2/11/2010 5:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson may be the difference in this year's NBA Slam Dunk Contest -- TMZ has learned that one of the participants is planning to incorporate a tribute to MJ during one of his dunks.

Michael Jackson Link to Slam Dunk Contest
TMZ spoke with Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan who told us he will definitely be using elements from "Thriller" when he throws down in Dallas on Saturday night.

Don't worry -- Dr. Murray will be in Vegas this weekend.

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