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The Five Best On-Court Moments From The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

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Superstars played like it. Shots were blocked. Treys were drained. History was made. And a star was born. The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend from New York City enjoyed a plethora of memorable moments, but none stood out more to us than these five awesome showings.

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Zach LaVine On Dunk That Nearly Made Andrew Wiggins Faint: ‘I Didn’t Do That One’

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Andrew Wiggins made it through last night's epic Sprite Slam Dunk Contest with consciousness intact. Considering that cautionary boasts from the Rookie of the Year frontrunner on Zach LaVine's jamming repertoire more than lived up to the hype, we weren't quite sure how – until the newly crowned king of dunking said he opted against pulling out the jam on All-Star Saturday that nearly made Wiggins faint.

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Watch Instant Star Zach LaVine Single-Handedly Bring Promise Back To The Dunk Contest

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The Barclays crowd performed an accidental wave as he prepared his second offering, with fans standing in circular succession to get a best possible glimpse of the moment to come. That accidental celebration ensued on both of his dunks thereafter, too, and normally reserved league writers across the arena were seen exchanging audible and physical acts of astonishment. All-Stars on the sideline jumped for unabashed joy. LaVine elicited the kind of all-encompassing reaction from those in attendance on Saturday that each All-Star can only hope to provide.

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Video: Zach LaVine’s Second Contest Slam Might Have Topped His World-Ending First Effort

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Nothing Zach LaVine did for the Dunk Contest's remainder would surprise after his world-ending first slam – unless he did the seemingly impossible and topped that instant classic effort, of course. And the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie might have actually done it.

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Watch As Zach LaVine’s First-Round Dunk Ends The World

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Zach LaVine was hyped as the favorite in this year's Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. His first flush brought the house down.

Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee’s Dunk Contest Favorite Is The Same As Everyone Else’s – Zach LaVine

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Mason Plumlee's first ever jam hardly befits the hyper-athletic big man he is today. Not unlike his meteoric rise from four-year college player and seldom-used rookie to Team USA member and Brooklyn Nets cornerstone, though, the 24 year-old has come a long, long way as a dunker. And while that might not mean he'll beat out Zach LaVine in All-Star Saturday's contest, it's certainly a testament to the show he'll put on at Barclays Center.

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Andrew Wiggins On Zach LaVine Dunk Contest Repertoire: ‘I Almost Fainted’

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Many fans were disappointed when Andrew Wiggins' name was left off the list of participants for this year's Dunk Contest. If the rookie's boasts about the jamming exploits of his Minnesota Timberwolves teammate prove accurate, though, All-Star Saturday's main event will surely fare just fine without him. After Wiggins led his international cohorts to a victory over their American counterparts with a MVP-winning performance in the Rising Stars Challenge, the 19 year-old said he "almost fainted" upon watching one of Zach LaVine's planned slams.

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Video: Zach LaVine Loses Defense With Sick Crossover And High-Flying Slam

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Watch Zach LaVine shake defenders with a slick dribble move and soar for the finish during the Rising Stars Challenge.

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GIF: Wiggins Lobs To LaVine From Half-Court

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While basketball fans won’t be seeing both of the self-titled Bounce Brothers – Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine – participate in next month’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, getting to see only one of Minnesota’s rookies in the dunk-off hardly feels like settling.

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Report: Greek Freak, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Will Compete In Dunk Contest

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The field for All-Star Weekend's Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is slowly taking shape.

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The NBA Dunk Contest Could Return To Greatness If This Rumored Lineup Is Real

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The NBA Dunk Contest could be poised for a comeback if this rumored lineup pans out.

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GIF: Zach LaVine Explodes For One-Handed Hammer

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It only took a little opening on the break after a 76ers miss, but it was all the thin-limbed rookie Zach LaVine needed last night when he got out on the break and threw down a feisty one-handed hammer after exploding to the rim from mid-court.

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GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahawk Slam

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There may not be much winning for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-2015, but there will definitely be lots of dunking.

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Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

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Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind.

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More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

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As part of Minnesota Timberwolves fans' #EyesOnTheRise campaign, the team's PR Twitter account sent out a vine video of UCLA rookie Zach LaVine showing off his hops…yet again.

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Video: Andrew Wiggins And Zach LaVine Dub Themselves “Bounce Brothers”

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Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine must prove themselves before supplanting Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as basketball's best pair of dunkers.

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Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine Show Out At Timberwolves’ Dunks After Dark Event

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The Minnesota Timberwolves opened training camp for the 2014-2015 season in style, hosting a midnight madness-style practice at Minnesota State University.


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