Must be tough for Zach LaVine to lose the dunk contest after winning it the year previous and having been the favorite going in. When your main calling card is dunking, and someone beats you at your own game? Tough. Stephen Curry is doing alright after losing the three-point shootout, but he’s an exception. I thought about how I would feel if there were a highlight channel that was better than mine, and decided that Zach can’t be anything less than devastated.
He’s doing a good job of hiding it, what with that huge slam from just inside the free-throw line tonight. He’s still a professional. And I know that he will come back next year and show everybody how it’s done.