Donovan Mitchell Is Crowned the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest Champ

Mimicking Vince Carter’s reverse 360 windmill dunk.

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Of the many events to take place during NBA All-Star Weekend, the Slam Dunk contest has proven over the years to be a definitive crowd favorite, with this year’s crop of high flyers doing well to impress the crowd. On-the-rise Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell — a late addition to the contest replacing Aaron Gordon who is nursing a hip flexor injury — stepped in and immediately excited the judges.

With four dunks in total, including successfully jumping over three people and bouncing the ball off a second backboard only to finish with a windmill flush, Mitchell felt the pressure from Cleveland Cavaliers‘ Larry Nance Jr. who had impressive slams of his own. Needing a score of 47 on his final attempt to win, Mitchell paid homage to dunk legend Vince Carter by mimicking the former’s reverse 360 windmill — in a Carter jersey, no less. The attempt paid off — earning a score of 48 to seal the victory.

In other basketball news, the finalists for the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame have been announced.

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