The problem with practicing a dunk over Shaq is the man himself is not around to practice with. Steph Curry put on a show in the first round, but the Brooklyn Nets' Joe Harris went home with the trophy, beating Curry by two points in the championship round.
"I just came out and gave the crowd what they were looking for".
Dell Curry brought out a slew of former All-Stars out to raise money for Charlotte schools, and those competing in the annual Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night did their best to follow suit.
The first event of NBA All-Star Saturday Night did not disappoint. After declaring he wanted to jump over the biggest person in the building, Diallo had Shaq stand in front of the rim, jumped over him, then executed a Vince Carter-esque elbow hang.
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In a nutshell, she employed the KonMarkle Method , a strategy that's all about removing (or ignoring) anyone around you who's not "sparking joy".
However, Curry is expected to face a fierce challenge from Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, who sits as a +450 wager at online sports betting sites to become the first player to claim consecutive Three-Point Contest titles since Jason Kapono accomplished the feat a decade ago. Curry finished with 24 while Sacramento's Buddy Hield finished third on 19. He played sparingly in the days leading up to the All-Star break so perhaps he'll have some more confidence going into the final stretch of the season, as George mentioned.
The next round wasn't as extravagant but just as poised, when he was fed the ball from rapper Quavo to seal the deal.
Young beat Dallas ace Luka Doncic in the semi-finals in a battle of the rookies.
Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic lost to Tatum in the semifinals, missing his 3-pointer as Tatum's dropped from the left side of the key.