There was nothing but outrage on Saturday night after the dunk contest as it seemed Aaron Gordon got robbed of yet another title.
Well, according to rapper Common — Gordon did get robbed.
Common was one of the five judges on the panel for the Dunk Contest, along with Candace Parker, Scottie Pippen, Chadwick Boseman and Dwyane Wade.
Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. were the finalists and each got perfect 50s on their first two dunks of the finals. Then came a dunk-off where both got 50s on their 3rd dunk, but Jones would receive a 48 on his 4th dunk.
That’s when Gordon brought out Tacko Fall and dunked over the 7-foot-5 big man. He only received a 47. Common and Parker both gave Gordon a 10, while the other three judges gave him a 9.
After the shocking score, Common told ESPN they were supposed to give Gordon a 48 to have it tied.
“We thought it was going to be tied. We were like, ‘This is a tie!’” Common told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “But somebody didn’t do it right. I don’t know who it is.”
Wade is being pegged as the player who screwed up, mainly because he’s a former Miami Heat player and Derrick Jones Jr. currently plays for the franchise.
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