History of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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History of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Sunday February 14th, 2016

Magic forward Aaron Gordon put on an absolute show at Saturday’s dunk contest, despite falling to reigning champion Zach LaVine.

The second-year player out of Arizona flew through the air for a handful of stupefying dunks, many of which included the team mascot. For his second dunk, Gordon somehow hopped over the mascot and avoided bumping the rim with his head for the slam.

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Next, Gordon grabbed the rock from mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon but sent it under his legs before the dunk.

His third dunk was served up once again by Stuff, this time while spinning on a hoverboard.

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When a winner could not be decided, Gordon and LaVine had to freestyle. For his fourth dunk, Gordon went off the side of the backboard.

When he and LaVine remained tied, both receiving a score of 50 on their last dunks, he raised the ball and brought it behind his head, dropped it down below his waist, and brought it back up for a reverse jam.

He would receive a 47, and LaVine went on to throw down another 50-grade dunk.

Yes, somehow this man lost the dunk contest.

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