— José ⭐ (@whoisjoserivera) February 19, 2017
There was a Verizon Slam Dunk Contest last year north of the border in Toronto where the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine and the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon had an epic battle where the entertainment was as intense as Vince Carter’s performance at Oakland Arena in the year 2000.
The 2017 Slam Dunk Contest didn’t come close to replicating the epic duel last year. This time around, Gordon spent more time playing with a toy rather than entertaining the crowd.
Congrats to Glenn Robinson III; he pulled off some impressive dunks to take home the trophy, but three of his four dunks were variations on the same theme of jumping over people.
Runner-up Derrick Jones Jr. couldn’t even complete the first dunk of the final round, while DeAndre Jordan ‘s moment came and went.
The Twitter Hustlers were also displeased with the Slam Dunk Contest and proceeded to roast the NBA for treating everyone to a huge dud. I think the Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo had the best reaction to the contest as a whole….
Nah. I am screaming. pic.twitter.com/5WanhZXsnz
— Alternative FattyKoo (@c_drew_) February 19, 2017
Fans of the Slam Dunk Contest thought it was revived after last year’s performance, but we were snapped back to reality after watching this debacle.