Earlier this week, in a game against the Charlotte Hornets, 2-time reigning NBA All-Star Dunk Contest champion Zach Lavine broke away for a fast-break, and ended it with a crisp 360-degree dunk, proving that his elite dunking talents need not be relegated to the All-Star stage.
Aaron Gordon, who many believe was snubbed in this year’s contest, has responded.
All eyes have been on fourth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft since his eye-popping Dunk Contest showing, and Gordon has continuously delivered. Shortly after his underneath-both-legs-simultaneously dunk in Toronto in February, Gordon brought his All-Star flare to regular season match-ups, finishing a difficult left-handed alley-oop dunk against the 76ers last month, and this more recent effort against the Lakers, which likely prompted Dunk Contest judges to hold up scorecards as they watched their televisions, wherever in the world they were.
Watch above as Gordon finishes off a sharp Magic fast-break with a powerful windmill jam as he streaks through the paint at the Staples Center.
Your move, Zach.