Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball during the 2019 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest as part of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball during the 2019 AT&T Slam Dunk Contest as part of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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OKC's Hamidou Diallo is NBA 'Sultan of Slam'
Luisa Morales (philstar.com) - February 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

MANILA, Philippines – Move over Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard, there's a new Superman in town.

Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk champion, besting returning contestant Dennis Smith Jr. in the finals with a two-handed flush over rapper Quavo in the championship round.

The newly minted slam dunk champion over O'Neal en route to a Vince Carter honey dip dunk for a perfect 50-point routine that sent him to the finals, eliminating Charlotte's own Miles

But Diallo's title-clinching dunk wasn't the best highlight of his night.

Bridges and Atlanta Hawks' Josh Collins.

Diallo ripped his jersey after the dunk to reveal a Superman shirt underneath, an ode to Howard's Superman dunk in 2008. 

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