2018 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST LOS ANGELES
- Winner: Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
- Donovan Mitchell was a great substitute and showed that he is one the best dunkers to come to the NBA in recent years.
- He needed an almost perfect performance (two 50’s and two 48’s) to defeat Cleveland Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr.
- The contest included a lot of tributes to old dunkers, including Vince Carter, Larry Nance Sr and Darrell Griffith.
Slam Dunk Scores
|Larry Nance Jr||44+49=93||46+50=96|
|Dennis Smith Jr||39+50=89|
|* Donovan Mitchell substitutes Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon (hip injury)|
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- Mitchell First Dunk (one handed windmill off the backboard)
Mitchell Second Dunk (360 reverse with Vince Carter Raptors shirt)
- Nance First Dunk (alleyoop windmill from Larry Nance Sr)
Nance Second Dunk (double tap off the backboard)
- Mitchell First Dunk (windmill off another basketball backboard)
Mitchell Second Dunk (with Darrell Griffith uniform. Off the side of the backboard jumping over three people)
- Nance First Dunk (same winner dunk Larry Nance Sr did on 1984 – second attempt)
Nance Second Dunk (strong one handed jumping behind the basket)
- Smith First Dunk (reverse double pump – third attempt)
Smith Second Dunk (360 between the legs – third attempt)
- Oladipo First Dunk (missed dunk – reverse two handed)
Oladipo Second Dunk (tomahawk with ‘Black Panther’ mask – second attempt)
- 2016 Slam Dunk Contest was a show for the ages, and Aaron Gordon arrived to New Orleans 2017 like clear favorite, but he had a disappointing performance and barely managed to dunk in the first round.
- Glenn Robinson III jumping over people with a couple of 50s scores slam dunks won the contest. Unfortunately, he received surgery on his ankle in mid-October and he still has not played in this season.
- New Cleveland Cavaliers player Larry Nance Jr. becomes the first contestant whose father was in a NBA Slam Dunk. Larry Nance Sr. won the first NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1984.
|Player||Team||Height||Weight||Slam Dunk||Best Dunks|
|*Donovan Mitchell||Utah Jazz||6-3||96||First time||Watch|
|Larry Nance Jr.||Cleveland Cavaliers||6-9||104||First time||Watch|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||Dallas Mavericks||6-3||88||First time||Watch|
|Victor Oladipo||Indiana Pacers||6-4||95||Second time||Watch|
* Donovan Mitchell substitutes Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon (hip injury)
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