Even athletes from other sports had to weigh in. https://twitter.com/PatrickMah...
2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Results, winners from Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest, Skills Competition
There was plenty of fun, excitement and highlights throughout Saturday night's three marquee events
NBA All-Star Saturday is officially in the books. While the bulk of the attention is always focused on the All-Star Game itself, the Saturday night festivities are usually just as fun, and tonight certainly didn't disappoint.
As always, All-Star Saturday Night opened with the Skill Challenge -- a three-round, bracket-style contest where players will compete head-to-head in an obstacle course featuring checkpoints that test their dribbling, passing and shooting. The bracket pits guards against big men, and surprisingly, the big men won all four first-round matchups. The finals were a battle between two big men in Bam Adebayo and Domantas Sabonis, with.
The 3-Point Contest came up next. Last year's champion Joe Harris returned to defend his crown against seven others in a slightly altered event. Harris didn't repeat as champion. Instead, Davis Bertans, Devin Booker and Buddy Hield reached the final round, which included in the contest's history. Booker put a strong score of 26 up on the board in his final run through the course, but Hield matched him shot for shot. With the contest on the line, Hield made four of his five attempts from the money rack, including his final shot which pushed his score up to 27 to beat Booker.
The Slam Dunk Contest, All-Star Weekend's premier event, closed the night with an absolute classic of a performance. Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. tied after both the finals and the tiebreaker round, sending the event into virtual double overtime. Finally, despite Gordon dunking over 7-5 Tacko Fall, Jones was declared the event's winner.
Recap all the action from All-Star Saturday Night below.
Aaron Gordon has made his displeasure clear. https://twitter.com/sportscent...
A tie was never on the table, apparently. A winner was always going to be declared. https://twitter.com/bytimreyno...
It seems pretty obvious at this point that the man behind Aaron Gordon's loss was Dwyane Wade. https://twitter.com/ramonashel...
This speaks for itself. Aaron Gordon is easily the greatest dunker never to win the Dunk Contest. https://twitter.com/espnstatsi...
Someone is happy for his teammate https://twitter.com/LeaderOfHo...
Get Aaron Gordon into the Olympics ASAP https://twitter.com/johnhollin...
What a startling stat. Very hard to believe Gordon has never won a dunk contest. https://twitter.com/pickuphoop...
In an alternate world, this is how the dunk contest would have ended: https://twitter.com/ramonashel...
One of the night's more obvious statements: https://twitter.com/Rachel__Ni...
Dwight Howard's original plan: https://twitter.com/taniagangu...
The conspiracy theory is on. https://twitter.com/ramonashel...
It was an impromptu dunk for Aaron Gordon: https://twitter.com/ramonashel...
It may not have won him the dunk contest, but jumping over Tacko Fall will be remembered forever https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/s...
Oh my god. The crowd can't believe it. Neither can Gordon
Here's the score......... 47!!!!!!!!
He did it!
AG is trying to convince Shaq to come out. Shaq turns him down. The crowd wants him to dunk over Tacko!
Gordon can win it with a 49 or 50
DJJ takes flight! Windmill from just inside the free throw line. Score....... 48!
This is insane
Oh boy. AG jumps over Chance the rapper for a third time. Goes between the legs while doing it. Made it look easy. Score.......... 50! Another dunk off
Wow wow wow. DJJ gets a side of the backboard pass. Between the legs with ease. Another perfect 50
Score.................. 50! We're going to a dunk-off
Fultz threw it off the side of the backboard. Gordon caught it and spun for a 360 with one hand. Unreal
He had someone throw the ball off the backboard, then jumped over him and put it between the legs and slammed it! Perfect 50!
Wade is stunned
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