“That’s the funny thing is, I didn’t do that one,” the newly-minted dunk king said. “I got some tricks in the bag still.”
And after he absolutely wowed the All-Star Saturday crowd with an array of gravity-defying slams yet again, it’s abundantly clear the Minnesota Timberwolves sky-walker wasn’t bluffing. But there was just one problem: We’d yet hear from Aaron Gordon.
In an instant-classic Verizon Slam Dunk Contest that needed two rounds of sudden-death to decide a winner, LaVine defeated Gordon after notching four perfect tries during the elongated final round – the last of which was a soaring between-the-legs slam from just inside the free throw line. Immediately after being crowned champion for a second consecutive year, the excitable 20-year-old grabbed the mic at half court and congratulated his extremely worthy competition for helping him make history.