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Wade Hugas-Kamay sa pagkatalo ni Gordon

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Malaking bahagi ng mga basketball fan sa mundo ang nabanas kay Dwyane Wade sa pagkatalo ni Aaron Gordon ng Orlando Magic sa 69th National basketball Association All-Star Weekend 2020 Slam Dunk Contest nitong Sabado sa Chicago.

Hindi lang mga kabaro nina Gordon ang nagngingitngit kundi basketball fans ang sumisisi sa NBA legend sa pag-ungos ng isang puntos ni Derrick Jones Jr. ng Mia­mi Heat para sa SD title sa dunk off, 48-47.

Pero dumepensa si Wade na nag­retiro lang sa nakaraang taon kung saan huling lumaro din sa Heat.

“It took nine rounds. I mean, I wasn’t biased,” giit ni Wade. “I wasn’t the only one who gave him a nine, let’s talk about that. There [were] three people that gave a nine. But people are going to talk. Aaron Gordon is not going to lose any sleep about not winning a dunk contest. He’s one of our better NBA players and one of the young stars in this league.”

“But it was entertainment, and at the end of the day, as judges, we had to come up with a winner. It was unfortunate, but we had to,” panapos niya.

Nilundag ni Gordon si 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall sa final dunk-off, para sa 47 points sa judges habang may 48 si Jones Jr., naghayag pagkaraan na muli siyang nanakawan ng titulo noong 2016 kay Zach LaVine.

“Jumping over somebody 7’5” (without shoes) and dunking is no easy feat,” himutok ni Gordon. “What did I get, like a 47? Come on, man. What are we doing?”

Binak-apan siya ng kapwa NBA players sa Twitter.
LeBron James: “2 (trophies) should have been rewarded tonight that’s for damn sure!! Keep it a buck y’all!! Them boys both put on a show! Professional dunkers.”

Joel Embiid: “AG got robbed again.”
Ja Morant: “Judges are wilding.”
Si Karl-Anthony Towns, nag-tweet ng face mask na pang-robbery suspect. (JAT)

May nag-tweet din na walang title si Gordon pero nakuha ang simpatiya ng mga tao, sumagot si Nikola Vucevic: “That’s worth nothing when you get robbed twice.”

Evan Fournier: “I feel sick for AG man. You’re the people’s champ, bro.”
Mario Hezonja: “Okay this is now embarrassing! Twice!!!”
Evan Turner: “The judges need to be fined!”
May isang kumontra.

Andre Iguodala: “The right guy won … Kenny wasn’t behind the judges table.”