Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. had arguably the best dunk of the entire contest when he did a reverse between his legs and finished with his off hand. The dunk landed him a score of 50 and won the crowd and viewers over immediately. Unfortunately for Smith, his night was over after that. A score of 39 from Smith's first dunk left him without enough points to move to the next round. The dunk that Smith got docked so many points for? An incredible double-pump dunk that is way harder than the judges gave it credit for. Smith did try a different dunk before this and failed on the attempt. So he theoretically was docked points, but this felt extreme. Even more so when considering that Victor Oladipo didn't get a dunk off on his first attempt and finished with a 31. After the event, Smith vented his frustration on Twitter.
Dennis Smith Jr. tweets his displeasure over controversial low score
CBS Sports | Feb 18