Thunder's Diallo captures Slam Dunk crown, beats Smith Jr. in finals
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Hamidou Diallo is this year's slam dunk king.

The unheralded Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard won the Slam Dunk contest on All-Star Saturday Night, defeating the New York Knicks' Dennis Smith Jr. in the final round.

Needing a score of 43 or better on his final attempt to take home the hardware, Diallo sealed the win by leaping over rapper Quavo to throw down a nasty two-handed flush, which earned a 45.

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Using Quavo for assistance wasn't the original plan, though.

"It was great," Diallo said of winning the competition, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "Dennis stole my third dunk. I was going to use D-Wade last. That was my favorite player growing up. But it all worked out."

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