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.
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