WATCH: Teen wows at slam dunk contest
Minnesota’s teenage rookie Zach LaVine came up with some high-flying fireworks to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday (Feb 14), 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.