Mitchell set the tone with a 48 on his opening dunk. In doing so, Simmons became the first player to post at least six triple-doubles in 60 or fewer games since Oscar Robertson did during the 1960-61 season with the Cincinnati Royals.
Michell ended the first round with a 98, Nance in second with a 93.
Nance opened the championship round by catching an alley-oop from his father and scored a 46. He jumped from behind the backboard, the side of the backboard, at an angle, straight on, from the free throw line.
Mitchell opened the contest by throwing the ball off one backboard, catching it in midair, and dunking on a different hoop.
Then came Nance's huge moment.
Mitchell's third dunk was arguably his most hard of the night.
Jason Richardson (2004) - Reigning champ Richardson pulled off a repeat by capping a dazzling display of athleticism with an off-the-backboard, between-the-legs dunk that drew immediate ideal scores from the judges. He clipped Nance Jr. We hope he proves it again this weekend. In many of Nance's dunks, his powerful dunking style showed through and, more times than not, seemed to help raise his score.
Mitchell wins the contest as a rookie. He received a 48 for his final dunk in a Vince Carter jersey with a 360 windmill. He walked out and took off his jersey. He replicated to near perfection.
Logic tells us there is a zero percent chance that any player in the 3-Point Shootout would try to bank in a three-pointer, so you'd have to get totally lucky here that someone goes glass. Allen spent two of his 18 National Basketball Association seasons with the Heat, helping them win one championship. It's a risky approach because it doesn't guarantee you'll make it there.
Considering that three of the four players participating in the Dunk Contest are juniors - Dennis Smith Jr. We know of one further way that he wants his son to imitate him, but bringing home a second Dunk Contest trophy to the Nance household would be pretty cool too.
Think about it, Nance had to catch the ball three times on two dunks and somehow managed to lose.
"I'm Larry Nance Jr". Despite being the slam dunk champion, I'm still the same 13th pick.
Taking center stage at All-Star Saturday Night in the Slam Dunk Contest, Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell did what he's done throughout his first year as a pro. While awesome, it isn't on the same level as being able to wear the jersey of your father, like Nance Jr. did.
"I know its four dunks", Smith said.
Nance Jr. also had the most creative and best dunk of the night.
You be the judge.