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John Wall soared over his mascot, and the East stomped on the West in the slam dunk contest.
Wall’s sensational slam finished off a clean sweep for the Washington star, Paul George and Terrence Ross in the contest’s new battle format, helping the Eastern Conference earn a 2-2 tie against the West on All-Star Saturday night.
Answering Sacramento rookie Ben McLemore’s dunk in which he leaped over Shaquille O’Neal seated in a king’s throne, Wall took the ball from Wizards mascot G-Man, who held it above his head, then brought it down between his legs and slammed down a reverse dunk. Wall’s efforts earned him the slam dunker of the night honor, a title that involved a social media component.
Wall said a friend sent him a YouTube video of 27 dunks that had never been performed during the marquee event of NBA All-Star Saturday.
“There’s some ideas out there. It’s just the dunks are very hard to do,” Wall said. “You’ve just got to trust yourself to go out there and try, and try to master it.”
The first dunk Wall saw in the online video, he liked, and used it to eliminate McLemore.
“It seemed hard, but for me it came out to be easy, so it worked out in my favor,” Wall said.
Judges Dominique Wilkins, Magic Johnson and Julius Erving all gave the victory to Wall in his matchup, after previously picking George over Harrison Barnes, and defending champion Ross over Damian Lillard.
The league tried to jazz up All-Star Saturday for its return to New Orleans, with a number of tweaks to the format. Players were given an entire rack of money balls worth 2 points in the 3-point contest, which they could place at any of the five spots on the floor.
The skills challenge became a team relay format, but the biggest change was in the dunk contest, which was broken into two parts. The first was the freestyle portion, where the teams had 90 seconds to execute as many dunks as they could, before the three one-on-one matchups in the battle format.
San Antonio’s Marco Belinelliwon the 3-point contest at NBA All-Star Saturday night.
Belinelli made his final three shots to finish with 19 points, edging Damian Lillard by one to advance to the final from the West. All-Stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Love both finished with 16 points.
Bradley Beal had 21 points to win the East bracket over defending champion Kyrie Irving, Orlando’s Arron Afflalo and Brooklyn All-Star Joe Johnson, who was shooting in slow motion and had three balls left on his final rack and just 11 points when time expired.
Beal then tied Belinelli to force a tiebreaker. Belinelli won it by making six straight shots at one point, sweeping his fourth rack.
“I was a little bit nervous at the beginning and I think that I shot like two airballs,” Belinelli said.
“But in the end I was focused. I really cared about this trophy.”
The East and West tied 2-2 in the All-Star Saturday festivities and the conferences split $500,000 in winnings for charity.
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