Report: Zach LaVine Declined 2017 Dunk Contest Invite

by January 25, 2017
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With Aaron Gordon reportedly returning for a Dunk Contest encore, the stage was set for an epic rematch with two-time defending champ Zach LaVine.

No such luck.

LaVine will decline his chance at a threepeat, according to Basketball Insiders.

Back in November, LaVine looked in prime dunk contest form, when he pulled off a 360 free-throw line dunk with apparent ease.

LaVine is playing 37.1 minutes per game—third in the NBA—and had hinted at using the All-Star break to rest while on a December podcast with Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

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