By now you know all about the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday night, won by the East team and Dunker of the Night, John Wall. But a day earlier, at the Jam Session inside the New Orleans Convention Center, the best amateur dunkers from around the nation put on a show that rivaled even the best dunks from 24 hours later at the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown. With $10,000 on the line, dunkers busted out some insane dunks, like a 360 between the legs dunk by Mike Purdie, Kasper’s 540 and a dunk that looked very similar to Wall’s winning jam the next night by Canada’s J-Killz. In the finals, Kasper defeated Kenny “The Dunk Inventor” Dobbs for the $10K prize. SLAM editor Abe Schwadron joined rapper Mack Wilds and NBA legend Darryl Dawkins as judges for the event. Check out a selection of photos from the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown above. To see more, including a video recap, follow the dunk tour’s page on Facebook here.
Photos via Sprite/NBAE