360-degree spin dunk wins it for Mitchell

360-degree spin dunk wins it for Mitchell

"It was insane", Mitchell reflected.

Jason Richardson (2004) - Reigning champ Richardson pulled off a repeat by capping a dazzling display of athleticism with an off-the-backboard, between-the-legs dunk that drew immediate ideal scores from the judges.

His channeling of Air Canada definitely paid off Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. His moment. His day.

Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. competes in the NBA All-Star basketball slam dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. We just wish Mitchell would have had his children and Kevin Hart standing straight up.

For his first attempt, Smith attempted a 360 windmill but could not convert.

Mitchell didn't disappoint. He started off with an incredible dunk that he threw off a second backboard and completed with a windmill.

To hit this square, you'll need either Wayne Ellington (+700) or Kyle Lowry (+1000) to win the 3-Point Shootout. "Congrats, D!" Griffith said. Mitchell's combined score of 98 pushed him into the championship round.

After the event, Dinwiddie, who grew up in L.A., said, "It's big for me to even be at All-Star Weekend considering the road that's been my career, very up and down". I am not willing to go that far, but we can put it in the grouping with the 1988 Dunk Contest and the 2000 Dunk Contest.

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Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Miles Brown were on the same team , going up against Sterling Brim and Nick Cannon . Bogdanovic led the way with seven three pointers made for both teams . "Unfortunately, our shots didn't fall".

Cassius Stanley: I try not to watch Instagram videos of those professional dunkers, because once you see their new dunk, there's only so many things you can do now.

The conference had representatives in both the Skills Challenge and the 3-point Contest, but did not have a rep in the Slam Dunk Contest.

Judges for the dunk contest were comedian Chris Rock, rapper DJ Khaled, actor Mark Wahlberg, Sixers and dunking legend Julius Erving, and WNBA great Lisa Leslie.

Michael Jordan (1988) - Having already won the contest the previous year, the man called by many as the greatest player to ever live set out to top himself.

The Utah Jazz rookie has enjoyed several highlight dunks this season as he's taken the league by storm but was somehow not part of the list of players asked to feature.

"I think it definitely builds a lot of hype around your name, but I'm going to continue being the same kid that, to be honest, a lot of you didn't know going to Utah", Mitchell said.

Shaquille O'Neal: I always just tell [my son, Shareef, a University of Arizona commit] when he jumps to get his legs up. Despite being the slam dunk champion, I'm still the same 13th pick.

Later on Tuesday night, the defending champion Golden State Warriors are 9.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets with a 230.5-point total in a matchup between the two highest-scoring teams from last season.