Which NBA high-flyer will be able to cement his name in NBA Dunk Contest allure Saturday night?
The 2019 field features John Collins (Atlanta Hawks), Hamidou Diallo (Oklahoma City Thunder), Dennis Smith Jr. (New York Knicks) and Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets). Smith is the only one of the group with Dunk Contest Experience (2018).
Keep it right here for dunk contest updates when it begins around 9:00 p.m. ET in Charlotte.
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11:23 p.m.: UPDATE: Apparently the women who was upset after Bridge’s failed attempts was not his mother!
10:32 p.m.: Diallo had the best dunks of the night, J. Cole gave it his best shot.
10:27 p.m.: The rookie cleared the Atlanta rapper and grabbed the ball mid-air to earn a 45 and the 2019 AT&T Slam Dunk crown!!
10:26 p.m.: Diallo bringing out Quavo of the Migos for his final attempt of the night.
10:23 p.m.: It took a few attempts, but DSJ finishes the slam over D-Wade to earn another perfect 50 in his final attempt of the night!
10:23 p.m.: DSJ has brought out Stephen Curry for a pass and is going to attempt to jump over Dwayne Wade.
10:22 p.m.: Diallo tosses the alley-oop to himself from behind the three-point line and finishes it for a solid 43 with one attempt to go.
10:20 p.m.: Smith switched up and attempted an alley-oop to himself of the bounce for his third try but couldn’t finish it and earned a score of 35 from the judges.
10:19 p.m.: The former Dallas Maverick guard is up first and has missed his first two attempts.
10:13 p.m.: Oh my goodness!! The OKC rookie cleared the Big Shamrock in one attempt and even hung on the rim with his elbow like the great Vince Carter.
10:12 p.m.: Diallo opens up his jersey to reveal a Superman logo as he’s about to jump over Superman!
10:11 p.m: Diallo is up for the final dunk of the second round and bringing out the Big Diesel Shaquille O’Neal.
10:10 p.m.: After Smith was able to finish his dunk attempt, J. Cole attempted one of his own but couldn’t finish.
10:08 p.m.: DSJ caught a pass and jumped over KOD-rapper to earn a perfect 50!
10:07 p.m.: Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. has brought out multi-platinum selling rapper J. Cole and is wearing his high school jersey.
10:06 p.m.: Collins put on a scarf and cap to complete the outfit and jumped over the plane, only slightly breaking its wing and earning a solid 44.
10:05 p.m.: Collins is up next with his second dunk of the night and it appears to be Wright Brother-themed with a plane and five people on the court.
10:02 p.m.: Charlotte’s rookie is playing up to the crowd bringing out teammate Kemba Walker, Muggsy Bogues before switching into an old-school throwback Hornets jersey.
9:56 p.m: The youngster attempted a crazy alley-oop off the backboard then placed the ball through his legs but was not able to finish the attempt. The judges gave Bridges a score of 33 for the attempt.
9:56 p.m.: Charlotte’s own Miles Bridges is up to end the first round of dunks.
9:53 p.m.: 2018 Dunk Contest third place finisher Smith steps up third and missed his first two attempts of the night before finishing her third. He tossed the ball up from the three-point line and caught it mid-360 spin and slammed it home to take the lead with 45.
9:52 p.m.: The rookie Diallo is up second and has brought out his OKC teammate Russell Westbrook. Diallo took a pass off of the corner of the backboard and caulked it back with his left hand and flushed it home for a 40 as well.
9:51 p.m.: Colins starts off the show with baseline dunk in which he grabbed the corner of the backboard earning eights from all of the judges for a solid score of 40.
9:48 p.m.: Just about show time! Whose bringing home hardware tonight, Atlanta’s John Collins, New York’s Dennis Smith Jr., Charlotte’s Miles Bridges or Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo? Stay Tuned.