Since the events inception in 1984, no Washington Wizard had ever won the contest’s title of Slam Dunk King. This all changed last night, when John Wall brought an exciting twist to the events new format. In the opening segment, the Eastern Conference dominated the match up sweeping the freestyle rounds. Wall, Paul George, and Terrence Ross worked in synchrony to roll the underdog Western Conference.
Wall’s true colors showed during the challenge round when his dunk over the Wizards mascot eliminated Ben McLemore and won him first prize. The former Kentucky Wildcat accredited a friend for his newly found array of dunks. The friend had sent him a Youtube link of dunks never performed in the All-Star games premier event. Wall put the information to work and came away the 2014 Slam Dunk Champion.
Wall wasn’t the only Wizard to take center stage Saturday night as Bradley Beal made the finals of the three-point contest before falling in a tiebreaker to the San Antonio Spurs Marco Belinelli. Beal and Wall represented the youthful Wizards roster, and showed the rest of the league the Washington Wizards are for real. The All-Star festivities will come to a close tonight when John Wall and the Eastern Conference will participate in the All-Star classic.