Who really won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Aaron Gordon or Derrick Jones Jr.? | The Tylt
Who really won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Aaron Gordon or Derrick Jones Jr.?
How can you have two of the best contest dunks ever and not get a trophy? There is some sort of conspiracy against Aaron Gordon, and it's a shame that this is the second straight year he's been robbed.
Gordon jumped over a 7-foot-5-inch man. SEVEN. FIVE.
There is no doubt Aaron Gordon had some nice dunks. He's just unlucky that Derrick Jones Jr.'s were better.
Jones deserved every score he got with some amazing dunks. Gordon ran out of ideas and tried to jump over Tacko Fall. While he did get over the big man, he didn't clear Fall cleanly, which was the source of Gordon's lower score.
It's unfortunate that Gordon couldn't get a trophy, but Derrick Jones Jr. deserved it.