Feb 25, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz completes a double dunk as he jumps over teammate Gordon Hayward (20) in the 2012 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2012: Jeremy Evans Wins Disastrous Event

The NBA tried a new format and brought in new faces for the dunk contest this year. It didn't go well. But the Jazz's Jeremy Evans took the win, thanks to a fan vote.

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NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2012: Jeremy Evans Wins Disastrous Event

Jeremy Evans won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday during the 2012 All-Star Weekend. In the first year of total fan voting to decide the winner, Evans took 29 percent of the vote.

The contest was completely underwhelming. Few of the dunks were original in technical details; Evans' best jam, where he received two simultaneous lobs from a seated Gordon Hayward, was the only one that stuck out as original. The other dunks by all the contestants were little more than spiced-up oldies. Many contestants have leaped over teammates; Paul George did it over 7'2 Roy Hibbert, who ducked a little and whose shoulder served as a launching pad of sorts. Derrick Williams dunked over a motorcycle ... a year after Blake Griffin dunked over a coupe. Chase Budinger repeated Cedric Ceballos' famous blindfold dunk ... with Ced on the court for the assist.

Here's an indicator of how the night went: The night's second-best dunk, Paul George's Vince Carter 360 nod, was barely visible because it was a glow in the dark piece. The riveting conclusion involved Derrick Williams missing the same dunk a dozen times.

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