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Aaron Gordon had Dunk of the Night but Zach LaVine was the Dunker of the Night

(Photo: TNT telecast still)

Many came away with the thought that Aaron Gordon was robbed in last night’s Verizon Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday night after Zach LaVine was announced as the winner, his 2nd straight in the contest. 

Gordon did have the best dunk on the night, a wrap around the legs, one handed reverse dunk while in mid-air that he snatched from the out-raised hand of the Magic’s mascot, but the winner on the night was correctly named in Zach LaVine.

LaVine simply had more impressive dunks throughout the night and especially at the end when Gordon started to lose sizzle with his creativity.

Without question the real winners on the night were NBA fans that got to see one of the greatest duels in the history of the NBA Slam Dunk competition.

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