Verizon Slam Dunk Contest 2016

The NBA capped the opening night of its All-Star weekend in Toronto with an epic close to the dunk contest. The Timberwolves' Zach LaVine defended his title with four consecutive perfect 50s to outlast the Magic's Aaron Gordon, who had put together three straight 50s before his final attempt resulted in a 47.

Aaron Gordon wowed the crowd with some CRAZY dunks involving the Magic mascot on a hoverboard. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to unseat the reigning champion. 

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