Reigning dunk champ Zach LaVine had his work cut out for him, going up against Magic forward Aaron Gordon in an epic dunk-off.

He began with a familiar, behind-the-back reverse that got a 50 from the judges.

For his second dunk, LaVine caught an alley while jumping from the free-throw line. Somehow, Shaq thought this was a 9 out of 10.

Entering the championship round with Gordon, LaVine caught the ball with one hand and spun home a 360 jam.

Needing a 50 to stay alive, LaVine took off again from the free-throw line.

And then, why not go through the legs and reverse it from behind the hoop?

Gordon got a 47 on his next dunk, opening up a chance for LaVine to win it. He went to the free-throw line for the third time, and again got a 50.

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