Hamidou Diallo of Oklahoma City pulled out a Dunk over which for years the Slam Dunk Master of the NBA is to be crowned.
The young Thunder star stole the show during the All-Star Saturday Night and plunged in on Hall of Famer Shaquille O Neal, who had been hitched to his rim at the elbow, tore off his jersey and showed a "Superman Shirt under it.
And his first break of the last lap had the upper part of his head roughly at rim-height control, after New York's Dennis Smith Jr. had made no break in his debut attempt in the final.
Smith overtook Miami's Dwyane Wade and scored a goal with Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk and score a perfect score in front of the judges – and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom did not were so impressed.
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This left Diallo the finale of the night's participants. Diallo got rapper Quavo out of the crowd, put the ball in his hands and grabbed him as he lingered in the air to seal the title.
"Atmosphere was great," said Diallo. "I just came out and gave the crowd what they were looking for."
The other two competitors were Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins.
Earlier in the night, Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all shots right around Stephen Curry of Denying Golden State once, a storybook that ended in his hometown.
In the last round, he shot at Moneyballs with a 15-18 shot – the shots are the most valuable – He finished the final with 26 out of 34 possible points, beating Curry by two points and Sacramento's Buddy Hield finished third with 19 final round points.
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said. "Steph is the best shooter of all time. But even here, it is no sign to be a better shooter than Steph Curry. I do not want anyone to twist it at all. " The Associated Press contributed to this report