Fernandez slam dunk with online voters

Updated: February 9, 2009, 9:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Portland's Rudy Fernandez beat out two fellow rookies Monday in an online vote and will round out the field for the slam dunk contest at All-Star weekend.

Fernandez received 251,868 of the more than 500,00 votes cast on nba.com, finishing ahead of Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (147,279) and Milwaukee's Joe Alexander (114,963). The native of Spain, who won a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics, will become the first international player to appear in the contest.

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