NBA All-Star 2014: Paul George among favorites for All-Star Weekend festivities

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George is the favorite to win the fan vote at the Sprite Slam Dunk while being third on the East All-Stars favored to win the All-Star Game MVP. Roy Hibbert has the longest odds for All-Star MVP.

The NBA's All-Star Weekend will begin for Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and the Indiana Pacers coaching staff after tomorrow night's game, but it's not too soon to look into the weekend odds according to Bovada. The Pacers' George will headline the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in the Sprite Slam Dunk, and is being considered the favorite to win the fan vote for Dunker of the Night.

Certainly, George's rise as one of the league's most popular players will favor the All-Star game's third overall vote getter in what will essentially come down to a popularity contest, and he is favored by Bovada at 6/5 odds, leading Toronto's Terrence Ross, who comes in with 7/2 odds. It may be mildly cynical to believe George will win simply because of his stature as well as being the Eastern Conference's Captain for All-Star Saturday Night, but if George's history is any indication, him being awarded Dunker of the Night in the Slam Dunk's new format will be anything but a farce.

Here are the overall odds for the Slam Dunk competitors:

Paul George (Indiana Pacers) 6/5
Terrence Ross (Toronto Raptors) 7/2
John Wall (Washington Wizards) 9/2
Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings) 5/1
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) 5/1
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors) 17/2

Also on Saturday night is the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. No Pacers are involved in this year's shootout, but an exciting field headed up by Golden State's Stephen Curry at 2/1 odds against former champions Kevin Love (4/1) and Kyrie Irving (11/2). Below are the odds for the Three-Point Contest.

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) 2/1
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) 4/1
Arron Afflalo (Orlando Magic) 5/1
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) 11/2
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) 6/1
Marco Belinelli (San Antonio Spurs) 6/1
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) 15/2
Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets) 10/1

For the All-Star Game itself, despite scoring 17 in his debut, Paul George is just sixth overall according to Bovada when it comes to winning the All-Star Game MVP. George features 11/2 odds, putting him behind LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony with relation to Eastern Conference teammates. Leading the pack is Kevin Durant at 3/1 odds followed by James at 7/2. New Orleans's Anthony Davis is third overall at 17/2 odds to win the All-Star MVP in front of his New Orleans home crowd.

George's Pacers teammate Roy Hibbert has the longest odds to win All-Star MVP at 70/1 odds. The two-time All-Star joins fellow Eastern Conference teammates DeMar DeRozan, Joe Johnson, and Paul Millsap. Below the are overall odds for All-Star Game MVP.

Kevin Durant (West) 3/1
LeBron James (East) 7/2
Anthony Davis (West) 17/2
Carmelo Anthony (East) 10/1
Stephen Curry (West) 11/1
Paul George (East) 12/1
Blake Griffin (West) 12/1
Kevin Love (West) 14/1
Kyrie Irving (East) 16/1
Chris Paul (West) 18/1
LaMarcus Aldridge (West) 20/1
James Harden (West) 25/1
John Wall (East) 25/1
Dwyane Wade (East) 25/1
Chris Bosh (East) 30/1
Tony Parker (West) 35/1
Damian Lillard (West) 35/1
Dwight Howard (West) 35/1
Joakim Noah (East) 45/1
Dirk Nowitzki (West) 50/1
Roy Hibbert (East) 70/1
DeMar DeRozan (East) 70/1
Joe Johnson (East) 70/1
Paul Millsap (East) 70/1

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