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Zach LaVine dedicates Dunk Contest victory to the late Flip Saunders

Zach LaVine captured his second straight Dunk Contest title Saturday with a thrilling victory against Aaron Gordon. After winning, he shared a thoughtful post, dedicating the win to late Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders.

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I dedicate this dunk contest and the trophy to my late coach, Flip Saunders and the Saunders family. He's the one that always believed in me and drafted me! We all loved Flip and his memory will live on forever! #loveyacoach #2016dunkchamp

Saunders passed away at 60 in October after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was responsible for the decision to draft LaVine and coached him his rookie year. The talent on display during the dunk contest was phenomenal and LaVine ended it in the perfect way. Well done, all around.