CHICAGO– Should Aaron Gordon have been crowned the winner at the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Players around the league sure appear to believe so.
The Magic forward fell one point except Derrick Jones Jr. in a dunk-off Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago. Gordon had actually scored just 50 s prior to his final effort, a two-handed throwdown over Celtics center Tacko Fall, who is noted at 7-5.
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Gordon made a 47 from the judges after a 48- point dunk from Heat forward Jones ending the competition and leaving the crowd stunned. (The person scores from each judge on Gordon’s last dunk: Dwyane Wade, 9; Common, 10; Candace Parker, 10; Chadwick Boseman, 9; Scottie Pippen, 9.)
“Jumping over somebody 7-5 and dunking is no easy feat,” Gordon stated. “What did I get, like a 47? Come on, man. What are we doing?”
A Number Of NBA players concurred with Gordon’s evaluation. Here’s a tasting of their responses on Twitter.
That was famous … however damn they did Aaron incorrect once again ♂
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 16,2020
I can’t think this … AG GOT ROBBED. SMH
— Terrence Ross (@TerrenceRoss) February 16,2020
Yall robbed him once again ?! That’s insane !! Smh!
— elfrid payton (@elfrid) February 16,2020
Yoooo they robbed AG ♂
— Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) February 16,2020
Derrick Jones do not even think that. Smh.
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) February 16,2020