The guard Anfernee Simons, of the Portland Trail Blazers , was proclaimed this Sunday the new champion of the Dunk Contest by doing the last while trying to kiss the net of the basket. Simons’ action allowed him to become champion by beating rookie forward Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks in the final round.
Both had managed to overcome Cassius Stanley of the Indiana Pacers in the first, with only the three of them competing for the title.
Simons, who has averaged 8.2 points with the Trail Blazers so far this season, has shown greater agility, physical power and creativity when executing dunks throughout his participation.
Simons’ triumph makes him the first Trail Blazers player to win the contest and now they have the last two champions on their roster after shooting guard-forward Derrick Jones Jr. won last year when he was with Miami. Heat, to start this season with the Portland team.
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