Donovan Mitchell is your 2018 Slam Dunk Champion.
Donovan Mitchell is your 2018 Slam Dunk Champion, but it was another controversial ending. Mitchell ended up squaring off with Larry Nance Jr. in the final. Nance looked like he had the better dunk by throwing it off the backboard, catching it then tapping it off the glass before he dunked it.
Mitchell ended up winning over the judges with his Vince Carter tribute dunk. Mitchell tore off his jersey then had a Carter Raptors jersey underneath before pulling off one of the slams that helped Carter win the contest.
The 2018 Slam Dunk Contest featured Victor Oladipo, Donovan Mitchell, Dennis Smith Jr. and Larry Nance Jr. The contest was unique in that half the contestants, Mitchell and Smith, are rookies. Oladipo was the only participant with prior experience. Vegas had the two rookies as the favorite with Smith at +170 followed by Mitchell at +220.