One of the marquee events of NBA All-Star Weekend is the Slam Dunk Contest. From gravity-defying legends such as Julius Erving, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins to modern-day skywalkers like Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine, the slam dunk has become basketball’s ultimate expression of creativity, style and showmanship. Who will ever forget the 1988 duel between MJ and Dominique? Or Spud Webb stealing the show in 1986? How about the 2000 contest, otherwise known as “The Vinsanity Show?”
Today’s Slam Dunk participants will be past champion Dwight Howard (Lakers), Aaron Gordon (Magic), Derrick Jones Jr. (Heat) and Pat Connaughton (Bucks).
To get you hyped for today’s contest, here’s a video showing every perfect “50” score in past slam dunk competitions:
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