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Throwback: Relieve the Epic 2016 NBA Dunk Contest

Still one of the best ones ever!

The 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest was one for the ages. The star-studded lineup, featuring the likes of Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon, and Andre Drummond, brought an excitement and energy to the event that had been missing in recent years. But it was Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon who stole the show with their epic showdown in the finals. The two put on a dunking exhibition that will go down in history as one of the best ever. LaVine, the reigning champion, dazzled the crowd with his high-flying aerial acrobatics, including a between-the-legs dunk from the free-throw line. Gordon, the challenger, countered with a series of powerful and creative dunks, including one where he leapt over the Magic's mascot, Stuff the Dragon.

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The showdown between the two was so intense that it required a dunk-off to determine the winner, with LaVine ultimately coming out on top. But both players received perfect scores from the judges and received a standing ovation from the crowd. This was a dunk contest for the ages, with the level of athleticism and creativity on display rivaling that of any previous contest.