NBA Player Dunks Over Shaquille O'Neal's Head in Contest

NBA Player Dunks Over Shaquille O'Neal's Head in Contest

But Dennis Smith Jr.'s second dunk of the night had a bit of special local flair. And his first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at basically rim level, putting him in control after Smith failed to make a dunk in his debut try of the final.

Later on in the finals, Smith Jr. earned a flawless 50 for jumping over Dwyane Wade, even though he needed multiple attempts to complete the dunk.

In the final, Diallo had to sweat a little more, but not because of anything he did wrong. Wearing a Superman t-shirt beneath his Oklahoma City Thunder jersey, the 6-foot-3 Diallo channeled his inner super hero and leapt over 7-foot-1 center Shaquille O'Neal on the way to the title, outlasting Dennis Smith Jr of the New York Knicks in the final.


Diallo also called on USA rapper Quavious Marshall (Quavo) to hold the ball just above his head, sprinted from the right corner of the court and crammed a two-handed jam.

Diallo is the third former Wildcat to win the dunk contest.

Harris scored 26 points in the final round to follow up his 25 points in the first round.


Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. And after a first attempt that didn't go, the second dunk was certainly something special.

Defending champion Devin Booker made his final seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green with 23 points.

First-time Skills Challenge competitor Jayson Tatum defeated Trae Young with a halfcourt shot in the final round.


Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic lost to Tatum in the semi-finals. J. Cole tried to get a dunk off as well but ultimately missed.

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