Dwyane Wade, Aaron Gordon Break Down Dunk Contest Controversy on IG Live Video

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 2, 2020

Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon competes in basketball's NBA All-Star slam dunk contest Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
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Nearly three months after a controversial ending to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest arguably robbed Aaron Gordon of the title, the Orlando Magic star and his most infamous judge, Dwyane Wade, took to Instagram Live to finally discuss the epic evening.

While several judges reportedly agreed Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. should've finished with the same score, Wade gave a slight edge to Jones. That swung the final tally and left Gordon empty-handed.

On Friday, Wade finally explained himself. 

Ball Realm @TheBallRealm

D-Wade explains to Aaron Gordon why he gave him a 9 out of 10 in the dunk contest Fair point? 🤔 https://t.co/cX0FA6YYg2

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

"There's only a couple of people that think D-Jones should have won, though ... You and D-Jones." D-Wade and Aaron Gordon clear the air about the 2020 dunk contest *NSFW* (via @DwyaneWade) https://t.co/bah7OwEDzt

Will Manso @WillManso

Dwyane Wade and Aaron Gordon discuss Gordon’s rap about dunk contest. No hard feelings. Lots of laughs. And wine. Via Wade’s IG page. https://t.co/fIflhi0c6h

"We didn't feel you lost the dunk contest overall," Wade said. "It was about the dunk." 

To correct the record once and for all, Wade suggested Gordon and Jones should link up for a one-on-one dunk-off in the same way Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have done in golf with "The Match."

Gordon said he'd consider it as long as "the cheese is right."

With the NBA currently on hiatus, a redo of one of the most disputed dunk contests in recent memory may be necessary.