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LaVine repeats in epic NBA slam dunk contest

Saturday night's contest featured six straight perfect dunks before Minnesota's Zach LaVine outlasted Aaron Gordon to establish his place as one of the greatest dunk contestants in NBA history.

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Gordon goes over the mascot, under the legs (0:46)
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Thompson outduels Curry, wins 3-point Shootout (0:48)
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12mKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: 3-point contest

Klay Thompson edged fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.

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LaVine goes around-the-back for the reverse jam (0:44)
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When mascot rides a hoverboard, timing is everything on a dunk (0:33)
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LaVine goes between-the-legs for the win (0:45)
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All-Star Grades: Skills contest

Score one for the big men! Karl-Anthony Towns outdid players great and small in the 2016 Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday Night.

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Diamond Stone gets technical for 'shot to the head' (1:08)
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O'Neil: Graham beats Hield at own game

Devonte' Graham stole the show from player of the year favorite Buddy Hield in Kansas' big win at Oklahoma. Not bad for a guy who almost went to Appalachian State.

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Gary Payton II is set for takeoff... and a dunk (0:25)
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WATCH - Anderson's extraordinary catch (0:46)
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Youngmisuk: A slam-dunk Q&A with Vince Carter

It might have been one slam dunk, but Vince Carter launched a nation of Canadian basketball fans with his 2000 Slam Dunk performance.

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Coach Yeo fired by Wild amid eight-game skid

Coach Mike Yeo has been fired by the Wild as the team slumped to its eighth loss in a row in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins. John Torchetti was named the interim replacement.

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Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

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Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades (2:04)
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Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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9hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

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Joseph Blandisi's ridiculous between-the-legs goal (0:28)
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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)

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Photo of the night: Gordon wows
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Score: 50 out of 50.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Many people didn't want to have a knee-jerk reaction to what they'd just seen, but the general consensus in the media room was that was at least the best dunk contest final ever, and likely the best contest overall.

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Between the legs, just inside the line
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That's what Zach LaVine needed to do to win a dunk-off.

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Duke beats No. 7 Virginia at the buzzer
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Grayson Allen banked in a wild, contested shot from close as time expired to get the unranked Blue Devils a 63-62 win, their fourth straight W.

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LaVine defeats Gordon in dunk-off
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How good was the 2016 dunk contest? Zach LaVine vs. Aaron Gordon had shades of the Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins '88 affair.

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No. 14 Iowa State holds off No. 24 Texas
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The Cyclones got 24 points each from Georges Niang and Monte Morris in an 85-75 win.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Zach LaVine tells ESPN's Sage Steele he'd never tried his final dunk before.

Free throw line alley-oop slam
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How intense was the competition this year? Zach LaVine only got 49 points for this dunk.

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Gordon's reverse windmill alley-oop
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Aaron Gordon kicked off the dunk-off with a stunner.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Zach LaVine says he thinks this was the best dunk contest ever.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Zach LaVine says his favorite dunkers growing up were Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant. He wanted to defend his title because Jordan did.

No. 1 Villanova fends off St. John's
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Daniel Ochefu netted a career-high 25 points to send the Red Storm to their 16th straight loss.

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Gordon times a perfect 360 dunk
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Aaron Gordon dunked the ball from Stuff the Magic Dragon, spinning on a hover board.

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Aaron Gordon on all the time he spent practicing with the Magic mascot: "Me and him are now like best friends."

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When asked if we'll have a rematch next year, Aaron Gordon said: "I kinda did a lot of dunks." But he adds he'd come back if invited in 2017.

3-point trophy stays in Splash Bros. family
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Klay Thompson scored a 27 in the final round to topple Steph Curry's 23 and win the 3-Point Shootout. Curry won the trophy in 2015.

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Towns upsets in Skills Challenge win
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Karl-Anthony Towns defeated Isaiah Thomas to win the 2016 All-Star Skills Challenge. It was the first year big men were invited to participate.

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Zach LaVine says of Aaron Gordon's dunks in the final: "That was some of the craziest stuff I've ever seen."

Texas Tech rolls in upset of No. 21 Baylor
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The Red Raiders earned their second straight win over a Top-25 team with an 84-66 win on the road.

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Around-the-back reverse jam
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Zach LaVine 's first dunk: Around-the-back, reverse, one-hand. Perfect score.

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One for the ages. Zach LaVine got the better of Aaron Gordon to claim his second slam dunk title in a row. [Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE]