In this photo, Aaron Gordon prepares for a dunk in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada, Feb. 13, 2016.
Jones Jr. eventually won and took the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Title but not before the Judges robbed Aaron Gordon once again.
The first team to reach the cumulative target score will win the NBA All-Star Game.
Former Golden State Warrior Jason Richardson weighed in on the judges picking Jones over Gordon.
The ideal scores meant the competition would come down to the fabled "Dunk Off" - a sudden death of dunking delirium. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the two finalists were rated as +1000, the lowest among all competitors and Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie was the favorite to win it with +450.
Finally, it was a risky dunk that Gordon attempted over Tacko Fall that would seal his fate.
"He clipped Tacko's head, so they couldn't give him a 50".
Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is six inches shorter than Fall, was dumbfounded.
If Gordon and Jones both take part in the Dunk Contest again next year, the real winners will be the fans.
This year's annual showcase of league talent will be played in Chicago and feature numerous nods to Bryant, a five-time NBA champion who also matched a league record with four NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards. That's over. It's a wrap.
Jones said he would have been happy to keep the contest going. "I don't know who it is".
Twice scorned, Gordon said this would be the last dunk contest he would compete in.
All-Star Saturday Night caps off an action-packed day with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and MTN Dew 3-Point Contest leading things off.
After winning the competition in Charlotte last February, Tatum clarified what went wrong this time around. "And I think given, when we looked at the schedule and saw that then the next home game was Friday night, we all collectively decided with the Lakers and the Clippers that that made the most sense". "We were like, 'This is a tie!'" one judge, hip-hop artist Common, told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "But somebody didn't do it right". "You guys know I want to go out there and put on a show on".
Adebayo did not miss a single pass or a single tray and was fine from the line of three, a performance that has earned him the second Heat player to win the event after Dwyane Wade (2006 and 2007).
Finally, the dunk contest was upon us, and the matchups this year brought back heavyweight contender Aaron Gordon, who served up five flawless score dunks on the night but was unable to take home the victory.