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The 2016 NBA Dunk Contest's Best Jams In Glorious 3D And Super Slo-Mo

360 degrees of pure basketball artistry
by Neps Firmalan | Feb 15, 2016
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The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend is trending right now, and for good reason: It basically revived our faith in a Dunk Contest that had become too gimmicky and bland the past few years.

But, aside from the aerial eye-candy, one type of visual that really made the festivities stand out is 3D technology. In case you didn't know, the NBA partnered with Intel and Replay Technologies to bring 360-degree viewing into their replays with a feature called freeD. A total of 28 ultra high-definition cameras were placed all around the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to achieve the feat and enable us to truly appreciate the underlying greatness and difficulty level of each dunk.

This isn't the first time a prominent sporting spectacle used this kind of tech. It was used in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final. In fact, it was used in the NBA's annual mid-season showcase two years ago in New Orleans. However, the images back then weren't that crisp and impressive compared to this year's footages.

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So, for anyone who wants to view the sickest jams from this year's staging over and over again, we suggest doing so via freeD replay videos.

Trust us; it beats standard 2D clips, as you'll see in our compilation below.

Zach LaVine's behind-the-bum reverse dunk

Will Barton's reverse between-the-legs dunk

Zach LaVine's alley-oop free-throw line dunk


East vs West first half dunks

Aaron Gordon's sitting below-the-legs dunk

Zach LaVine's reverse two-hand dunk

Andrew Wiggins' two-handed slam (NBA Rising Stars Challenge)

Zach LaVine's tomahawk slam (NBA Rising Stars Challenge)


Want more? We've also gathered several phantom cam shots of some of the spectacle's best rim-rattlers for your ultra slow-mo viewing pleasure below:

Rising Stars Challenge highlights

Zach LaVine Dunk Contest highlights

Kristaps Porzingis Rising Stars Challenge highlights

Zach LaVine Rising Stars Challenge highlights


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