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    TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 13: Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic dunks over Stuff the Orlando Magic mascot in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

    The All-Star festivities on Saturday shined a flattering light on Bay Area sports players.

    The Oakland Warriors' own Klay Thompson and Steph Curry came in first and second place, respectively, in the 3-point shootout – a big coup for Thompson, who came in third last year.

    Aaron Gordon, an alumnus of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, also made his hometown proud. NBA fans on Twitter were quick to call one of his dunks “the best of the night.”

    Gordon, who plays for Orlando Magic, showed impressive agility as he made a giant leap over the head of the event’s mascot, dunking the ball with an audible “swoosh.”

    Though he didn’t win the contest (that honor went to Zach Lavine from the Minnesota Timberwolves), he did pull a score of 50 from the judges.
     

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