At the end of the competition, Aaron Gordon faced Derrick Jones Jr, Miami Heat player.
The first three dives of both athletes were rated by the judges with 50 points.
On the fourth attempt, Jones made the mill almost from the penalty line and received 48 points.
In response, Gordon decided to jump over the highest player in the NBA, Tacko Fall, who measures 2.26 meters and plays for the Celtics. He succeeded, and the arena began to celebrate. However, the jump itself was not clean, and the referees of the contest granted him 47 points to the attempt For the second time in his career, Gordon showed incredible dives, but lost.
After the competition, the disappointed Gordon declared that he will focus on the triple contest, since, in his opinion, already should have two trophies.
After controversial losses in 2016 and 2020 Slam Dunk Contests, Magic’s Aaron Gordon says he’s done with the event for good: “It’s a wrap, bro. I feel like I should have two trophies. ” pic.twitter.com/XlggS3aDc1
– Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 16, 2020
The Orlando Magic player competed in the years 2016, 2017 and 2020, but failed to win the dive contest.