Dwight Howard’s 2020 championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers must have been a relief, because back when Dwight was the Orlando Magic’s superstar center, he watched a shot at a title crumble around him. The 2009 Eastern Conference champion Magic were a bit lucky, and a bit of a surprise contender, but they clearly had something cooking. Stan Van Gundy’s system surrounded Dwight with a record-setting bunch of shooters, and there was a clear path forward to keep that team intact.
The last time the Magic used a first-round pick on a true guard was 2013 when Victor Oladipo was named with the No. pick. Since that night Orlando have selected Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba just to name a few.
The milk dunk challenge is, of course, not the first dunk competition Gordon and Drummond have participated in—the duo previously competed in the 2016 All-Star Slam Dunk contest together alongside Zach LaVine and Will Barton. Gordon most recently competed in the 2020 Slam Dunk competition where he controversially finished second behind Derrick Jones Jr. after receiving a 9 out of 10 score from judge Dwyane Wade.