Flying high: Diallo shows off high-flying skills to win National Basketball Association dunk crown

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Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder left all his opponents behind and conquered this year's dunk competition; though he had to improvise in order to defeat Dennis Smith Jr.

Then Hamidou Diallo one-upped it by dunking over Shaquille O'Neal.

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and the playoffs are still three months away, which means it is time for the All-Star Weekend.

The 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest has almost arrived on All-Star Weekend. Hield had 19 points.

Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. Celtics guard Jayson Tatum, Hawks guard Trae Young, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic, Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and Magic center Nikola Vucevice will all vie for the title in this one in what should be a fun mix of talents.

National Basketball Association superstar Stephen Curry and guard Buddy Hield, a rising star on the New Orleans Pelicans, met Harris in the final round, where Harris again shot first. The final round sees two players going head-to-head to decide the victor. He brought the crowd at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina to its feet and the judges responded by giving him a flawless 50 score. "I don't want anybody to get it twisted at all".

"I honestly didn't know I was going to hit the shot, but I had to give myself a chance, throw it up there, and it worked out for the best".

This is when the skills challenge, 3-point and dunk contests are held, and while they can often times be underwhelming they are always anticipated.

Smith leapfrogged Miami's Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a flawless score from the judges - and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren't that impressed.

Donovan Mitchell won the 2018 Slam Dunk contest title but will not defend his title.

After channelling Vince Carter's iconic 2000 dunk attempt, Diallo was not to be denied as the 20-year-old soared over American artist Quavo en route to an overall score of 88, three points more than Smith.

"Atmosphere was great", Diallo said.

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