It took two tries, but LaVine slammed it home with ease. College Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Winner, Highlights and Twitter Reaction Joseph Zucker @ @JosephZucker. The label evolved from "Slam Dunk", a weekly club night held at the city's Cockpit music venue, centered on emo, punk, ska and metal music. "I kinda don't really know what I just did," Gordon said, per Seerat Sohi of Rolling Stone. Coming out to hometown rapper Drake's hit song "Back To Back," LaVine pulled off a lobbed behind-the-back reverse dunk that looked effortless. "Half the dunks we did were like professional-dunker dunks, and it takes them four or five tries to make it," LaVine said, "I kinda don't really know what I just did," Gordon said, per. With Mike Davis, Debbie Gatton, Chris Hackney, Rachelle Heger. Barton started the contest and didn't waste any time getting the crowd into it. Next up was Drummond, whose first two attempts were off the mark when he attempted a lobbed between-the-legs jam from the baseline. Gordon and LaVine put on a show, posting multiple 50s for an amazing finals matchup. That's insane," Gordon said, per Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated. In his tiebreaking triumph over Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, LaVine joined Michael Jordan (1987-88), Jason Richardson (2002-03) and Nate Robinson (2009-10) as the league's only back-to-back champs. And as it turns out, the free-throw line was LaVine's friend: All told, LaVine threw down three free-throw line dunks, including a between-the-legs effort that sealed the deal: The back-and-forth battle was so good, fellow participant Andre Drummond took time to put the contest in perspective: With Saturday's effort behind LaVine, the question now revolves around his place in dunk-contest lore. One notable Hall of Fame point guard, however, was not impressed, per CBS Sports' Zach Harper: Magic gave him a 6? November 9, 2016 (Dover, Del.) Release Date April 29, 2016. It took only one attempt, but Barton scored a 44 with a between-the-legs reverse dunk that looked effortless. Featuring actress Ra Mi Ran, comedian Kim Sook, singer Jessi, model Hong Jin Kyung and actress Min Hyo Rin, the show follows each cast member as she tries to accomplish a long-held unfulfilled dream. With a chance to make a run at Gordon for a shot in the finals, Barton attempted a reverse 360 dunk but couldn't convert on any of his chances and received the minimum score of 30. "If they want me to come back, I probably will," Gordon added, per CBSSports.com's James Herbert. Then, the dunk contest got insane. LaVine dedicated his win to former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders after the contest: As LaVine pointed out, the dunkers increased their degree of difficulty as the night went on. Aaron Gordon (runner-up) of the Orlando Magic , Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets and Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons also competed. The full list of bands playing Slam Dunk 2016 (so far) are as follows: Panic! The judges also scored that a 50. The 2016 Slam Dunk Contest will be remembered as one of the greatest shows in NBA history. "[LaVine] went through the legs from the free-throw line. Dramamu – Sister’s Slam Dunk (2016) ver. 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The 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest between Orlando Magic big man Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine was one for the ages. That's insane," Gordon said, per. LaVine finished it off with a between-the-legs dunk near the free-throw line that resulted in another 50. NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Winner, Highlights, Scores and Twitter Reaction First Round. With their basketball season headed for disaster, the friends get some much-needed help from an unexpected source. NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Zach LaVine defeats Aaron Gordon in amazing final round. "Half the dunks we did were like professional-dunker dunks, and it takes them four or five tries to make it," LaVine said, per Herbert. As a result, it wouldn't be hard to argue against him as a top-five contest dunker of all time. He received a 49, with the one lone nine coming from Shaquille O'Neal. Slam Dunk Vol. And if he returns to the All-Star stage to defend his crown next year, LaVine will have a chance to join Robinson as the only three-time champions in NBA history. 2016 NBA All-Star Game NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Start Time, TV Info and Live Stream Info Brian Mazique @ @UniqueMazique. Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star did not want the contest to end: For his final dunk, Gordon put the ball behind his head, clutched it and threw down a reverse slam that would have been a 50 at any other time, but he got a 47. Coming out in a Michael... Second Round. ... That's why the trophy is with him and not with me.". ", Nets star won't play in tonight's TNT matchup as he 'continues to ramp up his conditioning' (Woj), Stephen Jackson says Kyrie Irving bought George Floyd's family a house ('Rematch' podcast), Cleveland expected to move on from Kevin Porter Jr. following an 'outburst' in the locker room Friday (The Athletic), Brooklyn makes huge jump after Harden trade. The two best dunks of the night set up a final round between Gordon and LaVine, with both showing their creativity. The final round featured some of the best dunks the league has seen in years. A slam dunk, also simply dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air, controls the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands above the rim. I see the Sanford has 2 games at the Slam on their schedule including Smyrna but cannot find much else. Sign In Listen Now ... Slam Dunk, Vol. II - EP 2016 Slam Dunk Vol. 1 - EP 4 Songs More by Sporting Life. "50 after 50 after 50 after 50.". Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine became the fourth player in NBA history to repeat as champion of the Slam Dunk Contest thanks to a staggering display of athleticism in one of the best duels the event has ever seen Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. 2016 NBA All-Star Game Zach LaVine Wins 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Scores, Highlights and Reaction Alec Nathan @. Zach LaVine won the 2016 slam dunk contest with incredibly talented dunks, from a windmill from the free throw line to a sensational between-the-legs reverse dunk. See where your squad ranks this week . Needing a 50 to tie, LaVine pulled off a windmill dunk from the free-throw line. Gordon pulled every possible trick out of the bag, but it wasn't until one of LaVine's final dunks that the Magic star knew he ran out of time. Saturday's display was so good that former Dunk Contest champion Dominique Wilkins suggested the two players should have split the bragging rights: "If I knew it would be like that, I would've prepared better and we could’ve dunked all night," Gordon said, according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. – Five of the top 25 boys high school basketball teams in the country will put on a show on the court at Slam Dunk to the Beach 2016. Realistic Basketball players, actions and arenas makes the real fun.Practice basketball skills at your best and meet your targets. His 2016 and 2020 performances will both go down in history, and he's indisputably the … Drummond began Round 2 by enlisting the help of a former All-Star point guard, Canada's own Steve Nash. Minnesota’s LaVine, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Denver’s Will Barton and Orlando’s Aaron Gordon will make up the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest field, announced the league. 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