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Victor Oladipo Broke Out A Black Panther-Inspired Dunk With Help From Chadwick Boseman


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Victor Oladipo pulled out all the stops at the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday Night with a little help from Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

During his first attempt, Oladipo struggled. He needed all of his attempts to try throwing down a no-look attempt, but he couldn’t get that to fall.

Needing a big score to make it to the finals, he broke out the star of the movie of the moment, donning a Black Panther mask given to him by Boseman. The two shared a moment on the sideline, then Oladipo put on the mask and got down to business.

He initially missed the first dunk attempt, but the second one went down. It was a nice hesitation move on the dunk, essentially switching from a tomahawk to a windmill in midair.

It was an awesome moment, and the crowd really seemed to love it. Look at the reaction from Russell Westbrook.

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The reverse angle offers up an even better look at what all Oladipo did at the rim.

It’s not easy to dunk wearing a mask, but it looks cool as hell. Oladipo, unfortunately, didn’t do enough to get into the final. But it was a nice tie-in on a weekend where it feels like Wakanda is all anyone is talking about.

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