Toppin wins dunk contest with one-handed slam


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CLEVELAND — Obi Toppin was the top dunker at NBA All-Star weekend.

The New York Knicks forward went through the legs, tapped the ball off the backboard and finished with a one-handed slam to score a 47 on his final dunk and win NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

He beat the Golden State Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson in an underwhelming final, with Toscano-Anderson, while wearing the uniform of past Warriors dunk champion Jason Richardson, unable to convert his final dunk attempt after three tries.

Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony, who wore his father, Greg Anthony’s, No. 50 Knicks uniform and accessorized with a pair of Timberlands to complete the New York look, was out after the first round.

Houston Rockets rookie Jalen Green was also out after the first round. He couldn’t seize the moment after taking the court wearing a cell phone hanging from a diamond encrusted chain around his neck showing his past dunk highlights when he and teammate Kevin Porter Jr. struggled timing an alley-oop pass off the side of the backboard.

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