Every dunk contest after 2016’s epic battle between Aaron Gordon and Zach Lavine seems stale in comparison, and frankly speaking I’ve learnt to appreciate that match-up even more after seeing the past three contests – including this edition.
Nevertheless, Hamidou Diallo’s dunk was one for the years.
Wearing a Superman shirt underneath his teal Thunder jersey, Diallo threw down a slam after jumping over 7-foot-1 Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and then hung on the rim by his elbow to steal the show and come away as the winner of this year’s competition.
🚨 SUPERMAN ALERT! 🚨
— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2019
Diallo’s dunk was one of the few highlights of a competition that featured some compelling slams — including New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. dunking over rapper J. Cole while wearing Cole’s high school jersey and Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins jumping over a plane prop — but also lengthy delays because a few contestants required multiple tries in order to complete their dunks.Leave a comment