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Gordon with the coolest dunk that doesn't count.

Slam Dunk contest hero Aaron Gordon shows he's still got the skills and doesn't let the whistle stop him from throwing down the stylish slam.

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Hernangomez dunks it with authority.

Derrick Rose makes a slick pass to Willy Hernangomez who slams the ball tenaciously with his left hand.

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MVP voters have a unique challenge this season.

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill break down the competition for the NBA MVP and why Smith believes James Harden will edge out the rest.

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Celtics close gap on Cavs.

While the Cavaliers have been struggling on defense, the Celtics are riding a four-game win streak and have tied Cleveland for first place in the Eastern Conference.

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Lonzo not feeling pressure from LaVar's comments.

LaVar and Lonzo Ball join First Take to talk about the Ball family's future at UCLA and whether LaVar's comments have affected Lonzo on the court.

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Kobe defends LeBron's right to rest.

Kobe Bryant admits that he's never been approached by his coaches about resting but understands why LeBron James needs to recharge.

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MVP debate

Fair to deny Harden MVP for having help?

The First Take crew debate if James Harden deserves MVP over Russell Westbrook despite having help from an efficient Rockets team.

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