2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Twitter Reacts as Zach LaVine Beats Aaron Gordon

February 13th, 2016 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon duked it out in an incredible final round at the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday in Toronto, giving fans one of the most memorable performances in recent memory. 

LaVine took home the hardware for the second straight year, but Gordon could’ve easily been the champ after the slams he put down. 

Here is a look at the reaction throughout the social realm. 

CBS Sports shared an incredible graphic capturing the reactions of the current NBA greats on hand—all with jaws dropped:

HoopsHype elaborated with a 180-view of Gordon's jam over the Magic mascot, Stuff the Magic Dragon:

Toronto Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry publicly joked with teammate DeMar DeRozan for pushing him to compete in a contest he stood no chance in:

Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe gave a well-warranted offering parents should consider when consoling their kids after a runner-up finish while also giving credit to Gordon’s outing:

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