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Over a mascot, under the legs, into history

Aaron Gordon jumped over Stuff the Magic Dragon, then put the ball under BOTH legs for the slam.


Between the legs, just inside the line

That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk off.


Gordon times a perfect 360 dunk

Aaron Gordon dunked the ball from Stuff the Magic Dragon, spinning on a hover board.


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Aaron Gordon on all the time he spent practicing with the Magic mascot: "Me and him are now like best friends."

Adam Reisinger 

When asked if we'll have a rematch next year, Aaron Gordon said: "I kinda did a lot of dunks." But he adds he'd come back if invited in 2017.

3-point trophy stays in Splash Bros. family

Klay Thompson scored a 27 in the final round to topple Steph Curry's 23 and win the 3-Point Shootout. Curry won the trophy in 2015.


Towns upsets in Skills Challenge win

Karl-Anthony Towns defeated Isaiah Thomas to win the 2016 All-Star Skills Challenge. It was the first year big men were invited to participate.


Adam Reisinger 

Zach LaVine says of Aaron Gordon's dunks in the final: "That was some of the craziest stuff I've ever seen."

Around-the-back reverse jam

Zach LaVine 's first dunk: Around-the-back, reverse, one-hand. Perfect score.


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One for the ages. Zach LaVine got the better of Aaron Gordon to claim his second slam dunk title in a row. [Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE]

When the dunk contest goes to a dunk off

Even Drake was at a loss for words.


Adam Reisinger 

Dunk contest champ Zach LaVine says: "I don't know what we just did. That was creative." Adds he thinks he and Aaron Gordon should share the trophy.

Slam dunk contest: Dunk off scores

  • Aaron Gordon: 50, 47
  • Zach LaVine: 50, 50
Zach LaVine repeats as Slam Dunk champion.

2 of 2: Slam dunk contest

Aaron Gordon roared.


1 of 2: Slam dunk contest

Zach LaVine soared.


Adam Reisinger 

Zach LaVine takes off from a foot inside the FT line then goes between his legs for another 50, and a second straight dunk contest title.

Adam Reisinger 

Aaron Gordon put it all the way behind his head, then his legs, then dunked. But only a 47.

LaVine and Gordon's dunk off ...

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Adam Reisinger 

Zach LaVine matches Aaron Gordon with a 50. The in-arena announcer says "We can do this all night."

Adam Reisinger 

Aaron Gordon just scored his third straight 50.