Aaron Gordon Trolled Himself Over His Disappointing 2017 Dunk Contest Performance

Grant SmithFeb 04, 2018

It was announced on Thursday that Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will be participating in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in Los Angeles, California in part of NBA All Star Weekend. But Saturday has the dunk contest, and memories of a good dunk contest will outlast anything else.

Like Gordon, Oladipo put together a terrific dunk contest - in 2015 - but finished as the runner-up to LaVine.

The 2016 dunk contest in Toronto a year earlier, for example, was, excuse my language, !*$@!@* incredible. "I've done it before and hopefully this time I can come out with a win". So it's going to be a lot of fun.

Michael Finley was the last Maverick to compete in the dunk contest back in 1997.

Gordon completed several dazzling dunks that night, including one in which he leaped over the Magic's mascot, grabbed a basketball from over the mascot's head, switched the ball underneath his legs from one hand to another and then completed a reverse dunk. While reports surfaced a couple weeks ago that rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. would be showing off his hops in this year's dunk contest, we now know who he'll be joining.

Check out NBA's announcement (below) and let us know who you got in this year's dunk contest & 3-point shoot out?

Oladipo is now averaging 23.9 points, 4.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game this season, all career-best marks. He appeared in his 100th game with Miami on December 5, having connected on 259 threes over that span, the most in team history for a player's first 100 games as a member of the HEAT.

Nance also told Lakers reporter Mike Trudell that he already has four dunks ready to go.

LeBron's speed and athleticism make him a walking highlight reel and many of his detractors state that if he was indeed the GOAT, he wouldn't be scared of losing this kind of contests against younger players.

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