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Glenn Robinson III Wins NBA Dunk Contest. Glenn Robinson the Third made his father proud by winning the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Robinson jumped over Pacers teammate Paul George, Indiana's mascot, and a cheerleader for his last dunk, slamming the ball behind his head to clinch the victory. Suns rookie Derrick Jones Junior also made it to the final round. The Herd with Colin Cowherd Thought-provoking sports talk and guests Magic forward Aaron Gordon, who stunned the crowd in last year's dunk contest, didn't make it to the final round after his drone-dunk attempt went bad. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan also participated. Robinson the Third is the son of former Milwaukee Buck Glenn Robinson,
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Glenn Robinson the Third made his father proud by winning the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.  Robinson jumped over Pacers teammate Paul George, Indiana's mascot, and a cheerleader for his last dunk, slamming the ball behind his head to clinch the victory.  Suns rookie Derrick Jones Junior also made it to the final round.  

The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Thought-provoking sports talk and guests
Magic forward Aaron Gordon, who stunned the crowd in last year's dunk contest, didn't make it to the final round after his drone-dunk attempt went bad.  Clippers center DeAndre Jordan also participated.  Robinson the Third is the son of former Milwaukee Buck Glenn Robinson, the top pick in the 1994 Draft and a two-time All-Star.

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, the NBA's leading 3-point shooter this season, defeated Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving in the overtime round of the All-Star 3-Point Contest on Saturday night, scoring 21 points to Irving's 18 in the extra period.

The 3-Point Contest went to overtime after Gordon and Irving scored 20 points each in the second round, eliminating the Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, who had 17.

Although Gordon heard scattered boos from the Smoothie King Center crowd -- he played four seasons for the New Orleans Pelicans before signing as a free agent with the Rockets in the offseason -- he nailed several important jumpers, including a final shot in the second round to send the contest into overtime.

"It's all about getting hot," Gordon said. "All of us know, as shooters, anybody can get hot on any given night. Tonight was my night. As shooters, it's all about being consistent."
 The shocker in the first round of the 3-Point Contest was that Golden State guard Klay Thompson, the reigning champion, was knocked out after scoring just 18 points. The top three of the eight contenders advanced to the final. Despite the scattered boos, Gordon led all performers with 24 points in the first round, followed by Irving (20) and Walker (19). The Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young (18), Thompson (18), the Dallas Mavericks' Wesley Matthews (11), the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (11) and the Portland Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum (10) were knocked out.


New York Knicks 7-foot-3 center Kristaps Porzingis won the Skills Challenge by defeating Utah Jazz 6-foot-8 forward Gordon Hayward in the final. Porzingis won by nailing a 3-pointer from the left side of the key on his first attempt.

"Before we started doing it, while I was doing the walk through, I knew that the pass and the shot on the 3-pointer was the most important parts of that," Porzingis said. "And I was able to make the pass on the first try all three times. And then in the final, that last shot just went in. So just a little bit of luck."
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