Slam Dunk final between Derrick Jones and Aaron Gordon had a final result that was not without controversy, with at least two judges contending afterward that they wanted the second dunk-off to end in a tie and Gordon saying he’s done participating in the contest during All Star Weekend.
“We thought it was going to be tied. We were like, ‘This is a tie!'” one judge, hip-hop artist Common, told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “But somebody didn’t do it right. I don’t know who it is.” Gordon later declared on the chance of attending more contests: “It’s a wrap. I feel like I should have two trophies. It’s over for that. My next goal is to try to win the 3-point contest.”