The NBA season is enjoying some time off for the All-Star Break. That’s always fun because it puts some of the league’s best players together for some fun matches that fans get to vote on. But what can be even better is the Slam Dunk contest.
This year is being hailed as one of the best in recent memory. That’s probably because some of the dunks are so ridiculous that they look like they came from a video game.
The highlights came courtesy of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon and Minnesota Wolves guard Zach LaVine, whose dunks were so good that it made the rest of the competition irrelevant. Most of the rivals in the contest needed multiple goes to land their dunks anyway; the Nuggets’ Will Barton had a spectacular second round by failing to dunk from any of his attempts.
But it didn’t matter. Gordon and LaVine flew through the air with a grace that would have looked right at home in a video game. In fact, having put hundreds of hours into the NBA 2K series over the last few years on PC, console and mobile, I’m pretty sure you can’t dunk anywhere near this good. (Is it possible in the older NBA Live games?)
There is the fact that this is a dunking contest and not occurring during an actual match, of course. But that doesn’t make the dunks any easier — or any less ridiculous.
2K, can we get these dunks in NBA 2K17 somehow?