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Gordon has declared that this will be his last dunk contest and is looking to make up for his disappointment from a year ago.

Saturday's most anticipated event, the Slam Dunk Contest, will feature the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon, who's electrified millions over All-Star Weekend the past two seasons with his aerial theatrics.

Los Angeles Lakers' power forward Larry Nance, Jr. was confirmed as a participant for the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

The 2016 dunk contest in Toronto a year earlier, for example, was, excuse my language, !*$@!@* incredible.

Based on the contestants this time around, we should be juuuuuust fine. I spent a lot of time growing up in the Bay (Area). Just look above at the dunk highlights the Dallas Maverick has already put together in 44 National Basketball Association games.

All four competitors get two dunks in the first round.

The Verizon Slam Dunk will be the third and final event held on State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night.

But here's the thing: Oladipo has also been in the dunk contest before- in 2015 in Brooklyn- and was, in my opinion, a legitimate dissapointment. While reports surfaced a couple weeks ago that rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. would be showing off his hops in this year's dunk contest, we now know who he'll be joining.

I'm not saying Smith Vince Carter or anything like that, but he absolutely possess that kind of unfathomable, once-in-a-decade type of talent capable of stealing the show.

He is the ninth Pacers player to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend (Darnell Hillman won a season-long dunk competition over the course of the 1976-77 season).

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