Best Slam Dunk Contest Ever? LaVine Repeats, But Gordon Sit Dunk Just Defies Logic
It took three rounds to break a tie between Zach LaVine of the Timberwolves and Aaron Gordon of the Magic at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest tonight -- an exhibition which should have had Neil deGrasse Tyson as one of the judges. An astrophysicist is possibly the only one who could explain Gordon's next-to-last dunk, in which he used Orlando's mascot, Stuff, as a prop for this ...
This dunk from Aaron Gordon just defies logic pic.twitter.com/YB9neLepXf
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 14, 2016
The sit-down dunk is something mankind has imagined since the Wright brothers made the first powered heavier-than-air human flight -- Gordon wowing the crowd at Toronto's Air Canada Center with something no one could quite believe.
But since each judge could only award a maximum of 10 points, it was just one of three straight 50s in the final round for each player to that point. Previous to the dunk above, Gordon had done this ...
LaVine scored a fourth straight 50 to win it, in what probably should have been a tie for a co-title. LaVine had also won the contest last year.
Zach LaVine 50+49=99 ... 50+50+50+50=200
Aaron Gordon 45+49=94 ... 50+50+50+47=197
Andre Drummond 36+39=75
Will Barton 44+30=74
Previously, Klay Thompson beat teammate Stephen Curry in the finals of the 3-point contest, and Karl Anthony Townes won the skills competition.
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