For those in the know, the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest is, possibly, the best event over the All-Star weekend. Seeing these super athletes push the boundaries of what is humanly possible and attempt never-seen-before dunks is as thrilling as it is mind blowing. The 2017 edition of the Slam Dunk Contest was one of the most highly anticipated in years. While two-time dunk champion Zach LaVine was not a participant this time around, there was plenty of exciting fresh talent. No to forget, close runner-up Aaron Gordon was returning to give us a stacked list of participants.