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WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Heat forward Derrick Jones bags the Slam Dunk crown while Kings guard Buddy Hield emerges as Three-Point king

INSANE. Derrick Jones Jr soars and finishes through the legs in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

PH's David Carlos nabs bronze in 3x3 World Cup slam dunk contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Ukraine's Dmytro 'Smoove' Krivenko takes home the gold medal for his second world title

LOOK: Mitchell bests Nance Jr in 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Donovan Mitchell was called up to join the competition just two weeks ago

SLAM DUNK KING. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell is this year's NBA Slam Dunk Champion. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

CESAFI slam dunk king Gastador continues family's hoops legacy

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Basketball is in his blood, but it wasn't until late in his childhood that the USJR Jaguars' star made his move on the court

FLYING HIGH. Juan Miguel Gastador wowed fans and judges with his 360 dunk which earned him a perfect 50 point score. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

WATCH: Jebb Bulawan shows off powerful dunks at NBA 3X Philippines

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Jebb Bulawan is the 2017 NBA 3X Slam Dunk champion

As Jamito's sidestep dunk goes international, Narvasa unimpressed

May 03, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The PBA commissioner warns Jammer Jamito may no longer be included in future slam dunk contests

NOT IMPRESSED. Commissioner Chito Narvasa is not impressed by Jammer Jamito's sidestep dunk. File Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Jammer Jamito brings the funny with Japeth side step dunk

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Jammer Jamito trolls fans by side stepping his Ginebra teammate for a dunk at the PBA Slam Dunk Contest

BRING THE FUNNY. Jammer Jamito brought the laughs to the PBA Dunk Contest with his troll move. Photo from Jamito's Facebook

Glenn Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest

Feb 19, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Robinson s perfect 50 on the winning dunk gave him a two dunk total of 94 in the finals

Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers poses with the Verizon Slam Dunk Champion trophy after winning the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Chris Newsome pays tribute to Manny Pacquiao in PBA dunk contest

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Newsome dons boxing trunks and gloves for a Pacquiao inspired dunk

7704 - Meralco (11) Chris Newsome

WATCH: Rey Guevarra retains PBA Slam Dunk crown

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Guevarra outlasts his Meralco teammate Chris Newsome to retain the Slam Dunk crown

SHOCKER. Meralco Bolts' Rey Guevarra is the PBA's top dunker for the second straight year. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Golden State’s Splash Brothers headline NBA 3-Point Shootout

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:07 PM

The NBA also announces the rest of the participants for All Star Saturday Night

Former slam champ Canaleta aims for 3-point title at PBA All-Star

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Canaleta hopes to be as successful in shooting from downtown as he is slamming home dunks at this year s PBA All Star Weekend

THREE-POINT KING? Can Niño "KG" Canaleta bring home the Three-point Shootout crown at this year's PBA All-Star Weekend? Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

WATCH: Between-the-leg slams earn LaVine NBA Dunk Contest title

Feb 15, 2015 - 4:27 PM

The 19 year old LaVine became the second youngest winner of the competition after an 18 year old Kobe Bryant won it in 1997

AIR ZACH. Zach LaVine soars through the air for a between-the-legs dunk. Photo by ELSA/Getty Images/AFP

Plumlee, Oladipo among participants in NBA Dunk Contest

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:05 PM

Victor Oladipo Giannis Antetokounmpo Mason Plumlee Zach LaVine and others will try to steal the show at this year s NBA Slam Dunk Contest

ABOVE THE RIM. Victor Oladipo (L) and Mason Plumlee are among the young NBA stars who will vie for the coveted NBA Dunk Contest crown. Photos from Wikipedia

Chris Ellis to pull out new tricks in slam dunk title defense

Apr 03, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Chris Ellis will look to win back to back PBA slam dunk championships this weekend but can he upstage his own performance from last year?

GO HARD OR GO HOME. Ginebra's Chris Ellis will have to upstage himself to repeat as dunk competition champion. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

WebHits: Tyler Inman's Dunks at the NAIA All-Star Dunk Contest

Mar 26, 2014 - 8:04 AM

The 6 foot 5 Inman throws down an array of jaw dropping rim rattlers including one taking off from the free throw line with a little something extra

NBA: All-Stars George, Lillard, headline new-format dunk contest

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:54 PM

The NBA introduces a new format in the Slam Dunk contest as three All Stars take part in the Saturday night highlight

WHO WILL RISE? The Official poster of the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Competition. Image from the NBA's Facebook page