2019 NBA Dunk Contest Live: Highlights, Analysis, Results For Each Round


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.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports Images

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201911:24pm

11:23 p.m.: UPDATE: Apparently the women who was upset after Bridge’s failed attempts was not his mother!

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:33pm

10:32 p.m.: Diallo had the best dunks of the night, J. Cole gave it his best shot. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:29pm

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!!

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:27pm

10:26 p.m.: Diallo bringing out Quavo of the Migos for his final attempt of the night. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:26pm

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!

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:23pm

10:23 p.m.: DSJ has brought out Stephen Curry for a pass and is going to attempt to jump over Dwayne Wade. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:22pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:21pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:20pm

10:19 p.m.: The former Dallas Maverick guard is up first and has missed his first two attempts. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:14pm

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. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:13pm

10:12 p.m.: Diallo opens up his jersey to reveal a Superman logo as he’s about to jump over Superman!

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:12pm

10:11 p.m: Diallo is up for the final dunk of the second round and bringing out the Big Diesel Shaquille O’Neal. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:10pm

10:10 p.m.: After Smith was able to finish his dunk attempt, J. Cole attempted one of his own but couldn’t finish. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:10pm

10:08 p.m.:  DSJ caught a pass and jumped over KOD-rapper to earn a perfect 50!

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:08pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:07pm

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. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:05pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 201910:04pm

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. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:58pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:56pm

9:56 p.m.: Charlotte’s own Miles Bridges is up to end the first round of dunks. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:56pm

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. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:53pm

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. 

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:52pm

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.

Patrick McAvoy Sat, Feb 16, 20199:49pm

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.

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