Aaron Gordon one-ups Dunk Contest performance by jumping out of his shoes

Gordon jumps with such force that a sneaker malfunction seemed almost inevitable.
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Aaron Gordon gave Zach LaVine all he could handle in this year’s Dunk Contest, and may have had the slam of the night when he went under his legs with the ball in midair before throwing one down over the mascot of the Orlando Magic. 

He may have one-upped that performance on Tuesday, when it appeared as though he may have literally jumped out of his sneakers.

It’s unclear exactly which play caused Gordon to blow out one of his shoes. But given the amount of force he must use when elevating for plays like these, it’s easy to see why he may have had the issue.