Even though he didn't win, former Poke Larry Nance, Jr. made history at the NBA Slam Dunk contest. The first Wyoming alum to compete for the title almost became the first second-generation slam dunk champion.

In the opening round, Nance, Jr. paid tribute to his father, 1984 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Larry Nance, Sr., donning his dad's old uniform and replicating his trademark windmill to advance to the finals.

In the final round, Nance Jr. brought the crowd to their feet, tapping the ball against the backboard twice to earn a perfect score from the judges. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to beat high-flying Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who scored a 48 and a 50 to best Nance Jr. by two points.


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