Zach Lavine walked away with the 2015 Dunk Contest crown in New York on Saturday night after slamming down four outof this world dunks in succession that left fellow competitors, NBA peers, fans and the judging panel all in total awe.
Lavine puts on a show
The 19-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves rookie came into the contest with big expectations and, after a stunning performance which saw two of his dunks garner the maximum 50 point score, he left it in its best state for several years.
Not since Vince Carter's 2000 Dunk Contest performance has the NBA All-Star weekend event witnessed such an all round show of excellence.
Competing against Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets), and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic) it was only the latter who could keep up in any way, shape or form on the night.
But, right from Lavine's Space Jam inspired 'through the legs' opener, there was only going to be one winner.
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Here are all four of Lavine's dunk's to watch at your leisure:
I mean that is just insane!
And the scary thing? Lavine, speaking after being crowned 2015 champion, revealed he didn't even perform his best dunk.
"I've still got some tricks in the bag," the rookie dunking phenom explained.
The All-Star weekend is a chance for the NBA's best to put on a show and Lavine certainly left those competing in the All-Star game itself plenty to live up to.
As revealed by Darren Rovell, Lavine's status has sky-rocketed since last night - and quite rightly so.
What do you think NBA fans? Where do Lavine's dunks rank amongst the all-time best? And which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below...
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