So he chose to find a way to make the biggest one possible: by dunking over the biggest person in the building.
Diallo scored 48 on the dunk overall to vault into the lead.
I'm super proud of him.
Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges went old-school gear, but it wasn't enough to pull off a victory in the NBA's annual slam-dunk contest at Spectrum Center. Keep an eye out for the use of a prop plane from John Collins, and Dennis Smith Jr's dunk over rapper J Cole. He played sparingly in the days leading up to the All-Star break so perhaps he'll have some more confidence going into the final stretch of the season, as George mentioned.
As shown in the video above, Dennis Smith Jr., point guard for the New York Knicks, earned a ideal score of 50 - impressively lobbing the ball over Cole as he sat on a chair below.
"Atmosphere was great", Diallo said. He changed it up for his third and final dunk attempt, a high bounce tomahawk, but he missed that one too. Shout out to D-Wade. "That was my favorite player growing up. But it all worked out".
Joe Harris had an incredible showing in the NBA's 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.
Tatum hits half-court shot to win skills challenge.
Young made the finals but was edged out when Tatum launched a shot from 35 feet and banked it home. He says he was 'just out here trying to have fun.
If the All-Star Weekend wants to get the most entertainment value possible out of each event, it needs to get the best talent to fill in those events.
Tatum's win came on the heels of a 30-point performance in a victory in Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge as part of Team USA. That got him into the Finals.
"Trae was already ahead of me", Tatum said.