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Donovan Mitchell Wins 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

Donovan Mitchell Wins 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

With the Saturday night festivities over, all focus will now be on the All-Star game Sunday night.

It's easy - and free - to play. Now, I get to cheer for him instead of having to go against him (laughs). To be in it, then to win it is just fantastic. It all starts on Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

Saturday was the day most basketball fans wanted to see during the All-Star weekend.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. earned the first 50 of the night with a between-the-legs, 360-degree dunk for but did not advance out of the first round.

Jordan was only in his fourth year in the league when he took off from the free throw line for the second straight dunk contest, becoming the first player to repeat as champion. (+225) and Victor Oladipo (+400) are all contending. The reason people got excited when Smith was announced for the contest was because he's been throwing down dunks like this since high school. "Highlights" square if it pops up on your board, too.

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Golden State, with its big four of Curry, PF Kevin Durant, SF Draymond Green and SG Klay Thompson, nearly always lays big-time points at Oracle Arena.

The Suns guard hit 28 points in the final round.

Despite Gordon's win past year, though, Thompson has to be considered the favorite.

After the competition, Nance Jr. joked that Julius Erving, acting as a judge against a Nance this time around, exacted revenge on him in the scoring stemming from his loss in 1984.

In the two-round event, the participants performed a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round.

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While his gallery of dunks were all noteworthy, the alley-oop dunk to himself showed off Webb's timing, power and athleticism. Anyone who ever dressed up as Batman for Halloween and tried to collect candy knows how hard that can be, let alone performing in a dunk contest as half the world watches.

Jason Richardson (2003) - There's so much going on in this dunk that it defies explanation.

The Rockets are 1-11 SU and 4-7-1 ATS in their last 12 road games against the Warriors, but any team that shoots threes as frequently - and often efficiently - as Houston is always a threat.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid came in as a big favorite to win. Really anything Joel Embiid-related is a win for all involved. Mitchell might be the current Rookie of the Year, and Oladipo has the inside track to win the 2018 Most Improved Player award. (Frankly had he gone on to win the Dunk Contest that night, it might be looked back upon as one of the more awesome moments in the event's history.) In the time since, Oladipo's developed his music career into a legitimate endeavor.

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