NBA Dunk Contest: Diallo's Honeydip over Shaq

NBA Dunk Contest: Diallo's Honeydip over Shaq

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.

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.

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