Former Wildcat Aaron Gordon eyes NBA Dunk Contest redemption

Former Arizona Wildcat Aaron Gordon looks to finally capture the NBA Dunk Contest title after being robbed in previous attempts.

Back in 2016, former Arizona Wildcat great Aaron Gordon possibly had one of the best dunks ever during the NBA Dunk Contest. Yet, he still came up short and Zach LaVine came away with the title. He tried again in 2017 but felt short. Gordon has decided to give it another try as he as announced he will be taking part in this year’s contest.

In his sixth season in the NBA, Gordon has been putting up some solid numbers. In 43 games played, he has averaged 13.5 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game. Of course, he has continued to provide fans with exciting moments. That’s what AG does…get’s you to your feet!

Although “Air” Gordon would get infamously robbed by the judges in 2016, against Levine, they would both absolutely bring that jump-off-your-seat, eye-popping, “did you see that?!” kind of excitement back to this storied event.

In what quite possibly is the most incredible dunk seen in quite some time, Gordon in mid-air grabbed the ball from the Orlando Magic mascot, lift his knees almost to his chin and passed the ball under both legs for the slam! It was beyond superhuman! Dubbed “the Magic chair” dunk because of the insane still image of him at the apex which looks like he was sitting on something invisible.

This time around you gotta believe that he’s going to bring it, again. The competition will likely be tough, but having the experience and knowing what it takes to win the contest will give Gordon the edge. 

The rest of the field isn’t set just yet.  Possible participants include past champ Dwight Howard, rookie star Ja Morant, and Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. Wow, what a stacked lineup! As far as LaVine joining, it looks like that isn’t going to happen. Gordon vs LaVine rematch likely not happening in the Windy City, how disappointing.

Let us never forgot:

With the entire basketball world watching, in the place where Jordan’s banners hang, Aaron Gordon will channel that energy to do something truly unbelievable and historic! At Zona Zealots, we want to wish Gordon the best of luck in the slam dunk contest. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!

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