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LeBron's Reaction To NBA Dunk Contest Controversy Is Going Viral

LeBron James dribbles the ball up the floor at STAPLES Center.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 01: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers move the ball down the court during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

LeBron James has weighed in on the controversy surrounding last night's dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. edged out Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic in a double tiebreaker for the title. Both performers put on a show, but the immediate reaction from all over was that Gordon was robbed.

Jones scored a 48 on his final dunk of the night in the extra session, while Gordon somehow only produced a 47 on his last effort, despite the fact he leaped over 7-foot-5-inch Tacko Fall. It marked the second time Gordon lost a closely-contested final. He was beaten by Zach LaVine in a memorable dunk contest back in 2016.

Adding to the intrigue was the fact that two contest judges indicated afterwards that the plan was for Gordon and Jones to tie, which would have resulted in more dunks. An unnamed judge messed this scenario up.

LeBron would have been fine with a tie, and he tweeted last night that a split title should have been the official outcome.

Gordon said last night he won't be doing any more dunk contests considering how he's been robbed twice. However, Jones offered him a rematch next year.

We'd sign up for that in a heartbeat.