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Grading the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest

Pacers swingman Glenn Robinson III outlasted Suns rookie Derrick Jones Jr. to take top grade in 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.

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At All-Star Weekend, it's the Year of the Feud

K.D. vs. Russ, Phil vs. Melo, Sir Charles vs. LeBron -- the list goes on and on this weekend in New Orleans, writes Mike Wise for The Undefeated.

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Live All-Star coverage from New Orleans

As NBA-All Star Weekend kicks off, ESPN reporters are all over New Orleans taking in the scene and providing dispatches from around the city.

The future of the NBA threw down in the Big Easy (1:02)
Inside the NBA Rising Stars Challenge (2:29)
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Biggest buyers and sellers at NBA trade deadline

These four teams have the largest incentives to make moves at the trade deadline, either by buying big for the playoffs or selling now to build for the future.

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How Jimmy Butler's rise might force Chicago's hand

The 30th pick in an NBA draft isn't supposed to force an inflection point. But the Chicago Bulls must decide if Jimmy Butler is the leader they seek -- before Butler decides what he wants.

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Announcer introduces KD from OKC, and it's awkward

Kevin Durant is introduced during a 3-point contest break from an announcer that mistakenly says that he plays for Oklahoma City instead of Golden State.


Robinson III clinches dunk title with a 50

Glenn Robinson III uses three people as props, including Pacers teammate Paul George, as he leaps his way to the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest title, defeating Derrick Jones Jr. in the final round.


Aaron Gordon dials up a drone dunk

Aaron Gordon, the reigning champ, collects a ball dropped from a drone before bringing it through his legs. The dunk wasn't enough, though, as Gordon was eliminated after his second dunk.


How DJ Khaled saw DeAndre's dunk

Check out DeAndre Jordan's first dunk of the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest from DJ Khaled's point of view, where Jordan jumped over a turntable while grabbing the ball from Khaled's hand.


NBA players, celebrities take part in 3-Point Contest for SagerStrong Foundation

At All-Star Saturday night, a 3-point contest is held to raise money for the SagerStrong Foundation, with NBA players and celebrities taking part in a one-minute shootout.


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Slam Dunk Contest champ Glenn Robinson III heads out with his hardware.


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NBA players and celebrities from the crowd started a 3-point contest to raise money for the SagerStrong Foundation. es.pn/2mavPpi

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Glenn Robinson III is the 2017 Slam Dunk champion.

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Glenn Robinson III did what Derrick Jones Jr. couldn't, dunking over 3 people while taking the ball from one of them to score a 50 and win the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest title.

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Derrick Jones Jr. got a 50 on his second dunk in the finals, despite missing his first attempt.