For the past couple of years, journalist and fans have been heavy critics of the Slam dunk contest.
I can see why though, as many of the games best dunkers don't participate in the contest. The days of superstars showcasing their amazing dunking ability in the contest are over. While I would love to see Lebron participate, I would rather see someone who wants to be apart have the slot, then see a half hearted effort from Lebron or any star.
This year, countless people critiqued this years crop of players who signed up as people barely knew who Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Andre Drummond and Zach Lavine was.
After their performance on Saturday, everyone knows who they are now. This was arguably the best performance since Vince Carter performed in the contest 15 years ago.
For those who missed it or want to re-live the moment again, catch the video recap of the Slam Dunk contest above.
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