It took an injury to Iman Shumpert to get him there, but Jeremy Evans made sure he wouldn't soon forget his first time participating in the NBA's dunk contest, defeating the rest of the four man field and taking home the 2012 crown.
Evans captured 29% of the 3,000,000-plus votes, and out dunked Paul George of the Pacers, Chase Budinger of the Rockets and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Each participant was allowed three rounds of dunks (many of which can be seen below), with two minutes to complete each of his tries.
Evans stood out with his creativity, which included attaching a camera to a headband on his first dunk and dunking over comedian Kevin Hart in the final round, who was dressed as a mailman in a tribute to Karl Malone, the former Jazz great whose jersey Evans wore for the dunk. The highlight of his night, however, was a two ball dunk completed while jumping over teammate Gordon Hayward, which you can see right here:
Evans, a second year player out of Western Kentucky, is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season.
Here is a collection of most of the dunks from the evening:
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