Zach LaVine wins second consecutive Slam Dunk Contest

Minnesota Timberwolves second-year guard Zach LaVine needed two tiebreakers, but he fought off a valiant effort from Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (who had help from Stuff the Magic Dragon) to win his second consecutive Slam Dunk Contest.

Check out of all of LaVine’s dunks below!

All 10s to start off for Zach LaVine! #VerizonDunk https://t.co/Vpfdm7yQmY

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 14, 2016

Oh man oh man! #VerizonDunk https://t.co/vj5qS9KxEJ

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 14, 2016

but in the end, the champ defends. Congratulations to 2016 slam-dunk champ Zach LaVine.https://t.co/PiUECVRqxA

— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) February 14, 2016

It’s another step forward for LaVine, who has a bright career ahead of him. Just the same, there’s no doubt that, even in defeat, Gordon had the dunk of the night.

Aaron Gordon with the dunk of the night! Dude sat down mid-air. Absolutely amazing. https://t.co/YEJ2M0cQYN

— Michael Lark (@Michael_Lark) February 14, 2016

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports