Anfernee Simons, the 21-year-old from the Portland Trail Blazers was named the 2021 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest.
He became the first Trail Blazer ever to win the contest after three of the five judges named him the winner in the championship round against New York Knicks rookie Obi Toppin.
Here's a look at the dunk that clinched it for the third year guard:
Anfernee Simons almost kissed the rim 😯#ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/1BXYOP8cJS- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
The near-kiss helped beat out a between-the-legs from Toppin in the championship round:
Thanks for the show, @obitoppin1 pic.twitter.com/t1o6YcRsTr- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 8, 2021
Simons and Toppin advanced to the championship round, by eliminating indiana Pacers rookie Cassius Stanley in the first round. Here's a look at the first-round scores:
First Round scores:
Cassius Stanley: 44-37
my goodness @cassius_stanley 🤯- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) March 8, 2021
EASY 💸#NBAAllStar | #PacersAllStar pic.twitter.com/fGE8P18pzI
Anfernee Simons: 46-49
SIMONS GETTING WAYYY UP.. WATCH #NBAALLSTAR ON TNT!- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
All 3 dunks from 2021 #ATTSlamDunk champion Anfernee Simons. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/JhSTv7DLj0
Obi Toppin: 48-46
OBI TOPPIN BREAKING OUT THE WINDMILL 🔥#ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/jLdCcJkDu9- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
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