Words can't really do it justice. Fortunately, this Vine video of all four of LaVine's dunks can:
Compare LaVine's slams with the one that propelled J.R. Rider to the dunk championship back in 1994 -- the only other occasion in which a Timberwolf has won the title -- and behold how much the art of jamming has evolved in 21 years:
The only six seconds worth watching from tonight's contest were LaVine's four dunks: https://t.co/VG63Gslddk— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 15, 2015
Afterward, LaVine said he's "on cloud nine," adding, "I feel like I'm dreaming."
We also don't talk about JR Rider's "East Bay Funk Dunk" enough https://t.co/Xn6t8ojBbL— Dylan (@clrkd) February 15, 2015
But he also stayed humble, saying he doesn't think his showing quite stacked up to VC's aforementioned 2000 masterpiece:?
"Vince Carter is above me," LaVine said. "I don't want to get into that area right now. I'm still a rookie. Vince Carter is a future Hall of Famer."
Before you become a prisoner of the moment with the Lavine > VC stuff lol 2000 slam dunk contest vince carter http://t.co/ctRegQAnsr— Anthony Sain (@SainAsylum) February 15, 2015
Thankfully, however, LaVine suggested he's got more insane slams in the bag that we might see during future dunk contests.
"I didn't bring them all out," he said.