Dwyane Wade had the honor of coaching the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest this year. And while he provided some great insight and commentary, he may have broken the judge’s scoring pact. Apparently, the judges agreed to call it a tie, but someone took away a point from Gordon.
Rob Perez recently investigated the scandal and concluded it was Wade who may have messed things up.
Wobvestigation: Who broke the dunk contest judging pact? pic.twitter.com/NIWDJlnMFa
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 16, 2020
Wade’s behavior following the tally and his attempt to douse the flame of controversy after are a dead giveaway.
“Aaron Gordon is not going to lose any sleep about not winning that dunk contest. He’s one of our better NBA players, one of the young stars in this league,” Wade told Complex Sports following the competition. I mean, it took nine rounds, it wasn’t biased,” Wade said. “It got to the point where I wasn’t the only one that gave a nine. Let’s talk about that. It was three people that gave a nine (on Gordon’s final dunk).”
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 16, 2020
Clearly, there will always be those who feel the contest was “rigged” by Wade for Jones, who plays for the Heat.
The evidence certainly backs up the fact that he was the one who broke the pact. It will be interesting to see what kind of controversies happen next year.