But it was not without controversy. February 15, 2020.
The 2020 NBA dunk contest might’ve been rigged. The controversy arrived in the dunk-off. The dunk contest during this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago will go down in infamy. And zero titles. The dunk contest judges had intended for the second round of the “dunk off” between Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. to end in a tie. A fantastic duel between the Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. and the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon was ruined by questionable judging decisions in the final tiebreaking dunk-off. Over the last few years, there has been a strong push to see Vince Carter make his way back to the slam dunk contest.
The 2020 NBA Dunk Contest was one of the most-entertaining dunk contests we’ve had in recent years. by Bob Garcia IV on January 14, 2020. The 2020 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest will be remembered fondly for the incredible duel between Aaron Gordon and eventual champ Derrick Jones Jr. that required extra rounds to decide a winner. Heat’s Derrick Jones, 2020 Dunk Contest winner, won’t let controversial finish taint victory By Khobi Price, South Florida Sun Sentinel. Aaron Gordon jumped over the 7'5" Tacko Fall for his final dunk and received only a … Dwyane Wade didn’t have much of a defense prepared for his controversial decision to anoint Derrick Jones Jr. the winner of the 2020 dunk contest …
Looking back at the time in 2019-20 when a rare score under 50 sparked controversy at the slam dunk contest By Jason Concepcion Mar 25, 2020, 5:59pm EDT Share this story
Derrick Jones Jr. walked away as the winner of the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest, but it wasn't without controversy. Aaron Gordon now has the most perfect scores in the history of the dunk contest. As a spectator, there’s just no way Aaron Gordon dunking over 7’5 Tacko Fall didn’t deserve a perfect score. His breathtaking performances nearly two decades ago have still been a fan favorite and elevated him significantly in fan’s graces to an even higher degree. Jones lost because his first Dunk Contest title was shrouded in controversy. In a dunk contest full of controversy, the Bucks’ Pat Connaughton believes he also was shortchanged by the judges By Eric Nehm Feb 16, 2020 23 CHICAGO — Giannis Antetokounmpo had no hesitation.