1988 vs. 2016: Which NBA slam dunk contest was best?

Aaron Gordon dunks after scooping the ball from Stuff the Magic Dragon. (Mark Blinch/CP)

Of this there is no doubt: Saturday night’s dunk-off between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon in Toronto was one of the best in NBA All-Star history.

From the moment Gordon pulled off the scoop-and-slam from the hand of a spinning Stuff the Magic Dragon, everyone at the Air Canada Centre and watching world wide knew 2016’s dunk contest was going to be a classic.

As LaVine and Gordon were treating fans to dunks never seen before, the TNT crew were already comparing it to the classic 1988 final between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in Chicago, which ultimately made M.J. a back-to-back champion thanks to his famous leap from the foul line.

But which contest final was best? Thanks to the power of YouTube you can decide for yourself, as the NBA has aligned the two showdowns in one awe-inspiring video.

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