Indiana Pacers swingman, Glenn Robinson III, was crowned the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk champ on Saturday night (Feb. 18), edging out DeAndre Jordan, Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr.
Overall, this year’s dunk contest was criticized as boring, but did have its moments, like Robinson’s final dunk, which earned a 50 from the judges and praise across social media.
“My grandma wanted me to tell everyone I was slept on and I should come in here and win it. I did that,” Robinson said, after being presented with the Slam Dunk trophy. “This is beginning for me. I got some great teammates and some great help to get this down. It’s been a dream come true. Just having fun.”
Robinson was drafted in the second round of the 2014 Draft with the 40th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he played sparingly before being claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia 76ers later in the season. This season, he’s a role player with the Pacers, appearing in 45 games thus far. He’s also the son of former 1994 NBA first overall draft pick and 2x All-Star, Glenn Robinson.
Check out all of Robinson’s dunks above and other highlights from the Dunk Contest below.