Remember when we all were dazzled by the NBA’s dunk contest? And how we thought we might never see anything top the amazing jams by Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon?
Well, it only took one day for another dunk, arguably at least as awesome, to come along. But even though this one was produced during the All-Star Game in Toronto, it didn’t come from an NBA star, but from a Canadian dude wearing jeans.
Whoa, no-look! This sick dunk took place during a break in the action Sunday night, and it had even the all-star players reacting in astonishment.
Dude is not even in the game and he has the most impressive dunk at the All-Star game pic.twitter.com/KG4DKtMbHy
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 15, 2016
Okay, that wasn’t just any Canadian dude, but Jordan Kilganon, a 23-year-old professional dunker from Ontario. You may remember him from a crazy jam called “Lost and Found” that went viral last year.
“When I’m almost asleep and I think of a new dunk, I’m like, ‘Oh man, now I have to get up and write this down,’ ” Kilganon recently told Yahoo Sports. “There have been times when I’ll get out of bed at 4 in the morning to go to the court and try out an idea.”
So, yeah, he’s pretty good at this. Was his effort Sunday better than what many consider to have been the best one from Saturday’s contest? Probably not quite, but it’s as good an excuse as any to take another look at Gordon’s jaw-dropping dunk over the Orlando Magic mascot.