Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards point guard John Wall led the Eastern Conference to a NBA Slam Dunk Contest win by dunking after jumping over the head of the Wizards' mascot.
The slam dunk contest in New Orleans was at times frustrating and confusing, operating under a new set of rules that included a freestyle round followed by a team-on-team battle round.
While some were disappointed with the outcome of the contest due to the new rules, it was clear Wall's impressive performance put the Eastern Conference in the win column.
And the fans agreed too, voting Wall as the dunker of the night.
[Sports Illustrated] [New York Daily News]