Jumping over a 6-10 Dwight Howard used to be good enough to win you the dunk contest. In 2020, however, jumping over a 7-5 Tacko Fall only grants you a silver medal.
While Miami Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. won the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest with some epic dunks, including his between the legs slam while jumping over two people, many thought that Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was the deserving champion. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is among those in the "Gordon got robbed" camp, as he just wants the Magic's gravity-defier to get rewarded as such.
Gordon's dunk over Fall received only a 47 out of a possible 50 from the judges, which gave Jones an avenue to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
An aggravated Gordon claims that he will never participate in the Dunk Contest again after losing tonight and controversially against Zach LaVine in one of the greatest exhibitions ever in 2016.
Gordon might be the only person who will go down in Dunk Contest history as one of the greatest showman ever in the competition that failed to win not once, but twice. Hopefully he doesn't make good on his promise never to compete in this again and his third attempt to take home the trophy proves to be the charm.