How to watch NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2018

Dennis Smith Jr. ready to put on a show for the city of Dallas

Dennis Smith Jr. ready to put on a show for the city of Dallas

Mitchell, who is locked in a duel with Australia's Ben Simmons for National Basketball Association rookie of the year honours, spoiled Larry Nance Jr's bid to join his father as a victor of the Dunk Contest. My goodness. I'm not sure I can recall anyone who cocks the ball as far back as Mitchell before each dunk. Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell is second at 11-5 odds.

Not only did most think it was the best dunk of the night, teammate Jordan Clarkson, who was traded with Larry Nance to Cleveland, showed his love for the dunk on Instagram.

Phoenix's Devin Booker won the 3-point contest and Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie won the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Mitchell totaled a Jazz-rookie record 41 points on December 1 and 40 points against Phoenix on February 2, marking the first time a rookie has posted two 40-plus point games in a season since Blake Griffin in 2010-11.

Mitchell didn't disappoint. He started off with an incredible dunk that he threw off a second backboard and completed with a windmill. Donovan Mitchell walked off with the slam dunk contest trophy after an entertaining competition.

Judges for the dunk contest were comedian Chris Rock, rapper DJ Khaled, actor Mark Wahlberg, Sixers and dunking legend Julius Erving, and WNBA great Lisa Leslie.

Mitchell also won a couple high school dunk contests and worked with dunk coach Chuck Millan to prepare after learning he would replace Gordon last week. "My only thing is, if I've got fresh legs, then I'll be ready for it".

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Mitchell earned a 50 on his first dunk in the final round, throwing the ball off the glass to himself for what has become his signature dunk early on in his rookie season.

Larry Nance Jr. puts on his father's jersey and imitates a dunk his father did in 1984. Larry Nance Jr. has already thrown down a few jams as a Cavaliers [VIDEO] after destroying rims all season in Los Angeles.

He did so with record numbers putting up 28 points in the final round, which is the most any player has ever put up in any round - including Thompson. And this year, you'll have a free shot at a share of $25,000 in prizes just by following the action on your couch.

Scoring seven points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing six assists with his fair share of above-the-rim moments, Smith showed glimpses of what he's capable of in the US team's 155-124 defeat.

Harris, Booker and Thompson advanced from the eight-man field to the finals.

The 3-point contest consists of five racks of five balls, with one ball on four of the racks worth two points.

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