They did it.
They are #LettingSpidaDunk.
The NBA was given another opportunity, a chance to redeem themselves from snubbing Donovan Mitchell from the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. And they did it.
Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is expected to replace Orlando’s Aaron Gordon in the dunk contest on NBA All-Star weekend, league sources tell ESPN. Gordon withdrew with a hip injury.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
Woj broke the news and certainly brightened everyone’s Monday morning. Jazz fans, rejoice; your rookie is about to put a show on in Los Angeles and put his dunks to the test.
Mitchell will sacrifice his slot in the skills challenge to be able to participate in the dunk contest, which is definitely worth it.
Donovan Mitchell says he's not doing the Skills Challenge to be in the Dunk Contest.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) February 5, 2018
We all knew he could dunk. We all knew he could put on a show. And now, Donovan Mitchell will have his chance to add another item to his rookie legacy. In the words of the infamous Bart Scott interview: “CAN’T WAIT!!”