In February, Aaron Gordon lost his second NBA Slam Dunk contest against Derrick Jones Jr. even though the judges revealed that the contest was supposed to be a tie. There were many reports regarding who scored Gordon one less point. In a recent interview, Dwyane Wade revealed why he scored Gordon nine points instead of 10.
During Wade's AMA session with Bleacher Report, the NBA veteran was asked about Gordon and the Slam Dunk contest. According to Wade, Gordon deserved that nine, which he does not think is a bad thing. Wade gave Gordon a nine because he did not clear Tacko Fall, but added that he would take a nine any day.
He even talked about people are still discussing the Slam Dunk contest months after it happened. Wade revealed that he does not take them too seriously, and remembered the not man people filled the stands when it was first started. Now, people are talking about it after months it happened. According to Wade, they as judges made the contest interesting.
In 2016, Gordon had lost the same to Zach LaVine. However, after the 2020 contest, fans and NBA players like LeBron James and Joel Embiid believed that the contest should have been a tie and Aaron Gordon was "robbed" once again. Recently, it was suggested that Dwyane Wade could have been the one who broke the judges' decision to make the contest a tie.
Wobvestigation: Who broke the dunk contest judging pact? pic.twitter.com/NIWDJlnMFa— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 16, 2020