Relive the performance of Orlando Magic big man Aaron Gordon, which gave Zach LaVine a run for his money in the NBA Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon became the toast of the NBA All Star weekend by surprising the fans in Toronto with an impressive array of dunks and moves never before seen in a dunk contest to give eventual champion Zach LaVine a run for his money.
Both men churned out a heart-stopping performance, but LaVine made a re-interpretation of a Michael Jordan and “Dr. J” Julius Erving classic free throw line dunk, combined with a signature Dominique Wilkins windmill jam in one-go to earn the crowd and the judges’ perfect 50-point nod.
Despite the loss, Magic Johnson praised the Orlando Magic big man for his effort with a series of tweets: