Zach LaVine just resurrected the NBA All-Star dunk content after his performance, which is enough for a highlight reel, made the crowd crazy.
But how does the NBA’s new dunk king stack up against King James?
The 19-year-old rookie confidently answered that he will win a one-on-one dunk-off with LeBron James, a four-time MVP and two-time champion.
“I never go against my own talent so I’ve got to say me,” LaVine said.
To be fair, LaVine gave James his due but still believed that he will win the hypothetical dunk contest.
“I know LeBron’s got some stuff that he ain’t showed the world, either,” LaVine said. “LeBron’s one of the most freaky athletes of all time. But like I said, I’m a confident person.”
LaVine became the first player with multiple dunks to gain perfect scores in the NBA All-Star dunk content since Dwight Howard in 2009. He also became the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to win the contest since Isaiah Rider in 1994.
Watch now how the rookie throws down the “Space Jam” dunk during the 2015 NBA All-Star: