Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Hamidou Diallo Wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest With Dunks Over Shaq, Quavo
By ADAM ZAGORIAHamidou Diallo, the Queens, N.Y. native and former Kentucky standout, won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C.
Diallo, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, beat Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. in the finals with one dunk over Shaquille O’Neal and another over Quavo of Migos.
After the dunk over Shaq, Diallo hung on the rim and revealed a “Superman” T-shirt.
Asked on TNT if he felt like Superman after the dunk, he said. “Definitely, great dunk. The atmosphere was great. Just came out and gave the crowd what they was looking for.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.