Donovan Mitchell edges Larry Nance in NBA's Slam Dunk contest

Donovan Mitchell edges Larry Nance in NBA's Slam Dunk contest

Donovan Mitchell edges Larry Nance in NBA's Slam Dunk contest

There were incredible performances from start to finish by some of the National Basketball Association most dynamic players.

Also, Oladipo stated to his teammate Myles Turner that George was the biggest All-Star snub this year during the latest episode of UNINTERRUPTED.

He racked up an aggregate score of 196 across four total dunks and beat out Larry Nance, Jr.in the final round.

Jason Richardson became the first back-to-back champion in the dunk contest since Michael Jordan. I figured at my size if I was able to get it, it would be a great dunk.

Mitchell won the glamour event during All-Star Saturday night by wearing a Vince Carter throwback jersey and executing a reverse, spinning 360-degree windmill dunk.

That left him without enough points to advance regardless of his second dunk, but he still put on a nice show for Pacers fans and fans of the movie Black Panther.

Nance has his first and last dunk planned but part of the rules are to use a prop and that is one he is still working on. Nance Jr. chatted with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype about his first week as a Cavalier but revealed very little about his dunk contest routine.

"It's pretty hard, I ain't going to lie to you", Smith said of the second dunk.

He says he has "50s up his sleeve" and given his stature (the space between his feet and the floor will help to show off his vertical leap), hops, and confidence as a dunker it's fair to expect big things from Smith Jr. For the first dunk of the night Mitchell brought out two backboards.

Donovan Mitchell tosses the ball off a lower basket, catches it and finishes with a powerful one-handed, windmill dunk. I think the evolution of the dunk is much different, because guys are stronger.

If the field in the 2018 dunk contest is any indication, we should be in for a treat.

In the final round, Mitchell's first dunk got his second 50 points of the night, while Nance Jr. who was traded to the Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers at the deadline this month, scored 46 points. "It feels like life has come a full circle, because I have won this title in front of my family, in my home town of Los Angeles". While Smith needed two tries to complete the dunk, he still scored a flawless 50 for the creative effort.

The 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge participants include Joel Embiid (76ers), Al Horford (Celtics), Lauri Markkanen (Bulls), Buddy Hield (Kings), Jamal Murray (Nuggets), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Spencer Dinwiddie (Nets) and veteran Lou Williams (Clippers).

Every year during NBA All Star Weekend, you get the sports fans who fall in love with the Dunk Contest or enjoy seeing the best athletes in any sport compete on the same court or they just appreciate the pageantry that All Star Weekend brings.

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