Derrick Jones Jr challenges Aaron Gordon to Dunk Contest rematch
Derrick Jones Jr may be one of the only people who believes Derrick Jones Jr deserved to win the Dunk Contest on Saturday night, and the Miami Heat star is already looking forward to defending his crown in a year.
Jones defeated Gordon in a thrilling Dunk Contest final that had a controversial ending. After he took home the hardware, Jones challenged Gordon to compete against him again next year.
Interviewed Derrick Jones Jr for @SportsCenter – he said if Aaron Gordon thinks he should have won, he’s welcome to come back for a rematch next year.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 16, 2020
Both Jones and Gordon got perfect scores of 50 on their first two dunks of the final and tied with 50s again when they went to a dunk-off. Jones then received a 48 on his last dunk and Gordon got a 47. Many felt Gordon deserved to win, as he dunked over 7-foot-5 big man Tacko Fall.
Rapper Common, who was one of the five judges on the panel for the Dunk Contest, said there was supposed to be another tie but one of the judges messed up with his or her score. There’s an obvious conspiracy theory about which judge may have screwed up.
If Gordon and Jones both take part in the Dunk Contest again next year, the real winners will be the fans.