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#SoleWatch: Every Sneaker Worn in the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Sneakers
via NBAE 2016

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It's a Dunk Contest that people will be talking about for years. For the first time since Vince Carter's performance in 2000, the bar has been raised, thanks to Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon.

Most spectators expected an easy repeat victory for LaVine, but that's because they weren't aware of Gordon's immense talent. The contest essentially boiled down to LaVine's effortless athleticism and Gordon's creativity, the latter mostly aided by the Orlando Magic's green dragon mascot Stuff. And somehow, it wasn't corny.

There were reverses, windmills, new variations of the free throw line dunk, a man sitting down in mid-air and even hoverboards. Gordon and LaVine matched perfect scores throughout the final round, forcing two sudden death rounds. In the end, LaVine edged out Gordon, but the public seems to think it should have been scored the other way.

Everything aside, it was truly one of the best shows in All-Star Weekend history and future Dunk Contests should be better because of it.

Both LaVine and Gordon dunked in Nike, LaVine winning in the Hyperdunk 2015 Low. Read on for the rest of the Dunk Contest sneakers in this special edition of #SoleWatch.

Will Barton

Will Barton Wearing the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 2 (1)
via Bob Donnan for USA Today Sports
Will Barton Wearing the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive (2)
via Peter Llewellyn for USA Today Sports

Shoe: Under Armour Fire Shot Low


Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond Wearing the 'OVO' Air Jordan 10
via Bob Donnan for USA Today Sports
Andre Drummond Wearing the Black 'OVO' Air Jordan 10 (2)
via NBAE 2016

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 Retro "OVO"


Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon Wearing the Nike HyperRev 2016 (1)
via Peter Llewellyn for USA Today Sports
Aaron Gordon Wearing the Nike HyperRev 2016 (2)
via Bob Donnan for USA Today Sports

Shoe: Nike HyperRev 2016


Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine Wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low (1)
via Peter Llewellyn for USA Today Sports
Zach LaVine Wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low (2)
via Bob Donnan for USA Today Sports

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low

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