Magic forward Aaron Gordon explains why he won't compete in 2018 Dunk Contest

February 19, 2017

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was the headline name in Saturday night’s All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, but his performance was short-lived. He was eliminated in the first round with a score of 72, throwing down a dunk with the help of a drone.

After his quick exit, Gordon said he wouldn’t be back in the competition next year.

"This event takes a lot out of you when you approach it as seriously as I do,” Gordon told Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.

"I just wanted to do something new, something innovative,” Gordon said afterward. “It didn't go my way.”