The dunk contest at NBA All-Star weekend is one of those specialty events that can reward players who are freakish athletes but aren't really well-rounded basketball players.

Sure, there have been great dunkers who were great players (like, uh, the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan), but it's not a requirement.

For that reason, there are people who marginalize the event. But those people also probably missed out on one of the greatest dunking displays of all time on Saturday, when the Wolves' Zach LaVine outdueled Orlando's Aaron Gordon in a dunk contest for the ages.

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