It might have featured one of the best throwdowns in recent times, but it certainly wasn’t one of the better dunk contests we’ve seen.
Hamidou Diallo stole the show – and the trophy – with his wild Vince Carter-esque elbow slam over Shaq, but there were also a lot of underwhelming dunks, and a lot of misses.
Naturally, NBA Twitter wasn’t thrilled with how things played out and subsequently roasted the contest in hilarious fashion.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 17, 2019
save us @ZionW32
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 17, 2019
I have never seen worse judging and I like boxing.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) February 17, 2019
Robert Mueller gotta investigate that 50 for Dennis Smith Jr.
— Zito (@_Zeets) February 17, 2019
— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) February 17, 2019
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 17, 2019
Tonight, Dennis Smith Jr became a Knick
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 17, 2019
Dennis Smith Jr., release your tax returns.
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 17, 2019
Can we fast-forward to next year’s dunk contest? pic.twitter.com/zavvHQqF77
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 17, 2019