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LeBron James, Luka Doncic and Others React to Aaron Gordon Falling Behind in the 2020 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

LeBron James, Luka Doncic and Others React to Aaron Gordon Falling Behind in the 2020 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

Aaron Gordon going for a slam dunk

A feeling of Deja vu might have hit Aaron Gordon and many others inside the United Center in Chicago on Saturday.

In 2016, Gordon fell behind Zach LaVine despites some eye-catching dunks. Four years on, Gordon’s fate remains the same. Competing against Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. in the finals on Saturday, the contest once again went to two tie-breakers and Gordon once again fell behind despite some unbelievable jams.

And it did not end without some controversy. After initially scoring perfect fifties, Jones scored a 48 in the final tie-breaker. For the final dunk, Gordon put in a jam over 7 foot 5 inch Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall. However, he earned only a 47 for the slam.

After the contest, one of the judges revealed that it should have been a tie.

“We thought it was going to be tied. We were like, ‘This is a tie!'” one of the judges said as per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. “But somebody didn’t do it right. I don’t know who it is.”

Twitter reacts to Aaron Gordon getting robbed

Many players, pundits, and fans believed Gordon should have won the 2020 NBA All-Stars Slam dunk contest. Many players including the likes of LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction over Gordon’s loss.

 

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