The basketball and non-basketball worlds are united in their pursuit of answers as to why Orlando Magic high-flyer Aaron Gordon lost the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest to Miami Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. in Chicago.
The Orlando Police Department has even taken an interest in this case, as they plan on conducting a full investigation.
Police have been investigating multiple leads, and a 6-4 man from Chicago identified as "Dwyane Wade" has been named a "person of interest."
And this is going all the way to the top.
Gordon put together two of the top five performances in Slam Dunk Contest history in 2016 and 2020. However, he lost to Zach LaVine in 2016 despite jumping over the Magic mascot on a hoverboard, and he fell to Jones despite leaping over Tacko Fall.
Somehow, Wade, Scottie Pippen, Candace Parker, Common, and Chadwick Boseman saw Gordon's final dunk as a 47/50. Gordon himself quit the dunk contest in frustration and vowed never to participate again.
Jones is the champion, and his performance was excellent by itself, but the Orlando Police still want answers, as this was blatant robbery on national television.