Everyone knows the NBA Dunk Contest is the show to watch during all star weekend and personally I can’t wait! The hype has died down in recent years but I’m hoping this year with the return of Aaron Gordon we will have another night to remember. The list of participants haven’t been officially confirmed but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited with the contest being a week away. You’ll get a quick rundown and obviously some dope highlights of the confirmed dunk artists.
Lets start with the Orlando Magic’s Forward, Aaaron Gordon who according to a lot of people won the 2016 Dunk contest against Zach LaVine. Check out below to relive the epic battle between the two.
Next up we have a familiar face to the dunking game in Laker big man, Dwight Howard. Similar to Aaron Gordon, Dwight Howard battled against everyone’s favorite 5’9 guard in Nate Robinson.
Now my favorite dunker is next in line and that man is Derrick Jones Jr. Derrick, participated in the 2017 contest but didn’t get the crown. He’s back for revenge, and this guy can fly! Take a look at his acrobatic dunks from last season and maybe he will be your favorite too.
Lastly, we have the dark horse…. and i’m not saying this because they say white men can’t jump because with a 44 inch vertical Pat Connaughton can definitely get up. He may not be as known to the average basketball fan but on Saturday he’s looking to make a name for himself in the history books.
Get ready for a fun Saturday night and let me know who you think is going to win in the comments below!
John Wall appeared in his first All Star game tonight and finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Wall contributed to the All Star game highlight reel with this double pump jam on the break!
Paul George has been throwing down some crazy in game dunks this season so everyone was ready for what he had in store for the dunk contest. George threw down this 360 between the legs jam with almost too much ease!
Leave it to Shaq to think of some hilarious and creative stuff to add to the dunk contest. As part owner of the Sacramento Kings he supported Ben McLemore in his dunk attempt by sitting in a chair fit for a king and allowing McLemore to dunk over him!!