Charlotte, NC was the perfect place this weekend as the NBA All-Star Weekend hit Queen City. As usual, a number of rappers were at the center of events and festivities, with some even participating. Saturday night (February 16), J. Cole and Quavo both competed in the NBA Slam Dunk 2019 Contest.
Several rappers were spotted at the event, including Cole, Qua, Gucci Mane, Chainz 2, Omen, Ludacris and others, but the head of Dreamville and Huncho actually participated in the showcase by providing dunks aids .
New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith paid a special tribute to Cole for one of his dunks. He was wearing J. Cole's high school basketball jersey and was jumping over rapper "KOD" who had been lounging while sitting on a chair near the basket. Subsequently, Cole tried to get wet but did not succeed. The crowd nearly lost their minds in front of Cole's attempt. Commentator Chris Webber said, "It could have brought down the house."
The ultimate goalie of the contest was Hamidou Diallo, the keeper of Oklahoma City Thunder. For his dunk contest winner, he called Quavo to the crowd. Instead of throwing an oop, Quavo simply held the ball over his head. Diallo jumped over rapper Migos and launched a huge slam to secure the win.
This is not the first time that a rap artist involves him. In 2017, DJ Khaled helped DeAndre Jordan. In 2014, Drake attended the Terrance Ross dunk.
See J. Cole and Quavo attending with dunks at the NBA Slam Dunk 2019 contest below.
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