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He's a Slam Dunk!

Minnesota's teenage rookie Zach LaVine came up with some high-flying fireworks to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest yesterday morning (Singapore time), part of the league's All-Star weekend festivities.

LaVine, 19, scored a perfect 100 in the opening round in which he wowed the crowd at the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center arena with a through-the-legs, one-handed reverse dunk.

He followed up with a behind-the-back slam off a ball he tossed up himself.

In the championship round, he defeated the Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo with two more between-the-legs slams that earned 94 points.

LaVine became the second-youngest winner of the competition. Kobe Bryant won it in 1997 at the age of 18. - AFP.