John Wall got the second round of a relatively uneventful dunk contest popping Saturday night with this effort.
The crowd, and the Wizards' creepy sex-burglar mascot, were psyched to see what the contest's traditional one-on-one final round would have in store.
But then, for some reason involving...Sprite...something...(?), the Eastern Conference contestants got a trophy...then Wall got another trophy...and the contest was over.
Neither the crowd in New Orleans nor fans online seemed to understand what was going on, the anti-climactic situation best summed up by the reaction (from earlier in the night) of recording artist Cornell Haynes.
Format aside, at least Wall's winning dunk was legit.