This is just a tragedy. Multiple sources are saying that Zack LaVine will not try to complete a three-peat in the Slam Dunk competition.
Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine won’t compete in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, sources told Basketball Insiders.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) January 25, 2017
As of now, it sounds as if the back-to-back Slam Dunk champ Zach LaVine will not pursue a three-peat.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 25, 2017
I can not imagine the Slam Dunk competition without LaVine. He single handily brought electricity back to the competition. With LaVine out it seems that runner-up Aaron Gordon is the clear favorite.
A LaVine vs Gordon rematch would have been amazing. How on Earth am I intrigued for this contest? Jaylen Brown even declined the invitation. I love you Zach LaVine but you really screwed the fans out of a rematch for the ages.
So comment below and tell us who you think is going to win the dunk contest.