Dunk Contest: Remember in the 2000 dunk contest, when Vince Carter went through the legs in the air and dunked it home to win the Dunk Contest? Last night was a flashback to his words “IT’S OVER”! after his famous dunk. Wizards All-Star PG John Wall finished out the battle rounds in a 3-0 sweep for the Eastern Dunkers. It looked very hard at 1st to beat the “Shaqlemore” which Kings Guard Ben McLemore came out all dressed in a King outfit with a person who was holding a scroll and he said some words about the event and why was it called “Shaqlemore”? Because Shaquille O’neal was there to sit in a throne under the hoop and McLemore jumped over the Big Man and slammed it home, but that wasn’t enough to win his battle with John Wall, Wizards Mascot “G-Man” was under the hoop holding a ball and Wall ran over jumped over him took the ball, he took it down and up and Dunked it for the win! The new format included 1, 1 minute round with the 3 Dunkers from each conference and they had to do at least 1 Dunk each and some creative ones, the judges voted that East Dunkers won that. With that win, the East got to pick matchup’s in the Battle round and the judges picked the winners. The East won the required, 3 matchup’s, here they were
Damian Lillard vs. Terrance Ross
Harison Barnes vs. Paul George
Ben McLemore vs. John Wall
West | East
John Wall won Dunker of the Night and his East Dunking win.
3 point contest: Marco Bellinelli was on FIRE in the 3 point contest! He had a high of the day 24 points. He beat Bradley Beal in the finals tie-breaker 24-18, Beal wouldn’t have made it except he hit 5 of his last 6 balls for the tie! I think the only reason he lost is he had to get going early and he didn’t, he put his new “all money ball rack” on the left wing and he did not do good on that.
Shooting Stars: Chris Bosh, Swin Cash and Dominique Wilkins beat Kevin Durant, Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins. Bosh went 2-2 on the half court finished shot while the rest went like 4-90! They beat Team Curry of Dell Curry, Stephen Curry and Becky Hammon and Team Hardaway made of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Sr. Nad Elena Delle Donne.
The Skills competition went to Damian Lillard and Trey Burke after beating Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams by 1 tenth of a second! They beat the team of Goran Dragic and Reggie Jackson, and the team of Giannis Antetokounmpo or the “Greek Freak” and DeMar DeRozan.