Hamidou Diallo Jumps over Shaq to Win Slam Dunk Contest

Post Up: Hamidou Diallo Caps Off Electric All-Star Saturday

Post Up: Hamidou Diallo Caps Off Electric All-Star Saturday

To the awe even the NBA's elite All-Stars, guard Hamidou Diallo leaped over 7-foot-1-inch Shaquille O'Neal to win the 2019 dunk contest. He dunked over rapper J Cole and scored 50 in the final round on a slam where D-Wade of the Miami Heat was a prop and Steph Curry aided with a lob. This Slam Dunk Contest was very entertaining thanks to a showing from Oklahoma City Thunder rookie guard Hamidou Diallo where he jumped over Shaquille O'Neal and showed off an elbow hang as a tribute to Vince Carter. And his first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at basically rim level, putting him in control after Smith failed to make a dunk in his debut try of the final. John Collins, for example, brought out a slew of people dressed as old school pilots and dunked over a model of the airplane the Wright brothers first took flight in at Kitty Hawk.

Brooklyn's Joe Harris held off Golden State's Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night.

Turns out, Smith Jr. beat Diallo to the punch for his final dunk idea - jumping over future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade.

LaVine won the dunk contest in 2015 and 2016, including that legendary showdown between him and the athletic Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon a few years back. Sacramento's Buddy Hield was third with 19 final-round points.

Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. The issue is that it can be hard to get players in an event like that consistently after he's won it numerous times.

Shark attacks surfer near Byron Bay
He started screaming, we didn't realise until we paddled back to the beach that there was a big chunk taken out of his leg. On Sunday a search was continuing for a veteran lifeguard who went missing in unsafe surf at Lighthouse Beach at Ballina.

Defending champion Devin Booker made his last seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green.

First-time Skills Challenge competitor Jayson Tatum defeated Trae Young with a halfcourt shot in the final round.

Young made the finals but was edged out when Tatum launched a shot from 35 feet and banked it home.

"It's been an honour for me to be here, for me to participate in this weekend", Harris said. "I just tried to have fun".

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