Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon put on a dunk-off for the ages a couple of months ago. LaVine came away the winner, but really, the combination of him and Gordon put on a show that will be remembered for years to come. Some say it was the greatest Dunk Contest of all time, but it’s certainly in the top two or three.
Adding even more feel-good effects to one of the all-time Dunk Contests is what LaVine did with his winnings. According to a press release, LaVine gave $10,000 of his earnings so that a new kitchen could be built at the Metro Deaf School in St. Paul, Minnesota. The release states that the school had to cater meals previously because of a lack of a functioning kitchen.
This is not the first time LaVine has worked with the Metro Deaf School, as noted by the NBA Cares Twitter account last fall:
This is obviously a great gesture.
Though what LaVine (and Gordon) did on the court for the Dunk Contest is what will be remembered for a long time by NBA fans, what LaVine did with his money afterward will be remembered by plenty of others for a lifetime. Well done by LaVine and everyone involved in making this happen.
(Via Bleacher Report)