Hamidou Diallo vaulted over NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal before throwing down a monster slam en route to victory in the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.
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The 6ft 5in Oklahoma City Thunder guard showcased his athleticism and imagination as he defeated Dennis Smith Jr (New York Knicks), John Collins (Atlanta Hawks) and Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets) in a dominant victory on All-Star Saturday Night.
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In the contest’s opening round, Diallo called for assistance from “the biggest person in the building”. The call was answered by O’Neal.
Diallo positioned the NBA legend four feet from the basket before he skied over O’Neal and finished the dunk with his right arm stuffed inside the rim.
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While hanging from the rim, Diallo then ripped open his Thunder jersey to reveal a ‘Superman’ base layer underneath, a tribute to O’Neal who adopted the ‘Superman’ moniker – along with many other nicknames – during his illustrious career.
Hamidou Diallo reveals a Superman vest after dunking over Shaquille O'Neal in the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest
Diallo was given a 50, and he had a total of 98 on his first two dunks, as he advanced to the final round to face Smith Jr.
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The Thunder guard utilised some celebrity help to seal the crown, calling on rapper Quavo to hold the ball just above his head before Diallo sprinted from the right corner of the court and hammered home a two-handed jam.
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