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Magic forward Aaron Gordon done with Dunk Contest — ‘It’s a wrap’

Aaron Gordon will forever be loved by slam dunk enthusiasts for the incredible show he gave fans in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. However, this will be the final dance for the Orlando Magic forward after failing to win the 2020 trophy.

Despite pulling off a ridiculous dunk over Tacko Fall in his final go, Gordon still lost to Derrick Jones Jr. who made a Michael Jordan-esque slam. After the controversial defeat, the Magic big man spoke to the media in his presser and said that he’s had enough of trying to win the coveted All-Star Weekend trophy.

In fact, Gordon even went on to claim that he should have won more than just the 2020 title.

Hoops fans will understand why Gordon doesn’t want to do it anymore. He has given fans two incredible slam dunk performances within the past five years. It will be difficult for any aspiring dunker to match the level of creativity and athleticism Gordon showcased during the times he was competing in the contest.

Everyone can still remember the insane under-the-legs slam — dubbed as the “air-sit” dunk — that Gordon pulled off against Zach LaVine in the 2016 contest. It is one of the most iconic slams in the history of the league that Slam Dunk contest aficionados will always refer to as one of the greatest in the history of the competition.

Besides his eye-popping slam over Fall, his 360 windmill off the side of the backboard is the apex of creativity and athleticism. The way the Magic star soared was tantalizing to the casual NBA fan, and it is probably one of the dunks that will be played over and over again.

The Slam Dunk contest just lost an incredible athlete, and it may take time before another  dunker like Aaron Gordon will grab the basketball world’s imagination. Fans will always remember the high-flying slams he gave during the two contests he participated in.