NBA: Fans Call Out Dwyane Wade ‘Biased’ Judging Over Miami Teammate Derrick Jones, Jr. Win in Slam Dunk Contest

NBA: Fans Call Out Dwyane Wade ‘Biased’ Judging Over Miami Teammate Derrick Jones, Jr. Win in Slam Dunk Contest

KEY POINTS

  • Fans are accusing Dwyane Wade of biased judging towards Miami teammate Derrick Jones, Jr.
  • Jones, Jr. won the dunk contest over Aaron Gordon, 48-47
  • Gordon jumped over 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall for a dunk off two-hands

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest lived up to its billing as the dunk-off between Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic and Derrick Jones, Jr. of the Miami Heat was heard all over the world.

The dunk contest also saw the return of Los Angeles Lakers’ center Dwight Howard to the competition after over a decade. He’s won the 2008 edition of the contest during the annual event held in New Orleans. Also seeing for the first time in the competition is Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Pat Connaughton, whom the Bucks named the hashtag #LetPatDunk.

Howard performed the dunk that named him the champion in 2008 but he’s wearing a slightly different suit – a no. 24 inside the pentagon on his chest.