We’ve had some pretty anti-climatic dunk contests as of late, and to be frank, I’m sick of it!
Fortunately, according to the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon, we could break out of the funk this season with one of the most star-studded dunk contests in a long long time!
Gordon helped put together an instant-classic dunk contest with current Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine in 2016. You know, the one that will, arguably, go down as the best of all time? Yeah, well we could be getting a repeat.
Gordon mentioned to TMZ that he would be willing to participate in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest this upcoming season.
“Yeah, it’s starting to look like that,” Gordon said. “It’s something I want to do, so we’ll see where that goes. It’s really up to the NBA.”
When asked what player’s Gordon would like to see as his competitors, he didn’t shy away from quickly throwing LaVine on the list. He didn’t necessarily “call-out” LaVine for the opportunity to seek revenge, but did mention that the contest will be taking place in Chicago this year and, with that in mind, “he’ll (LaVine) probably do it.”
He also threw Zion Williamson and Donovan Mitchell onto the list as well, ending his comments by saying with the number of good dunkers currently in the NBA, there should be more than four participants.
I’m not sure if we’ll actually get anywhere near this loaded of a cast (Zion already said he isn’t interested), but sometimes all it takes is one big name to get the dominos to fall, and Gordon could be that name.
A LaVine and Gordon do-over would be must-watch TV, and even better this time, LaVine would be sporting the Bulls jersey as he dunks his way to victory. Someone start a petition up to make this happen.
Meanwhile, enjoy this recap: