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‘Like a nun reviewing porn’: Twitter roasts DJ Khaled, calls him unfit to judge dunks

Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo gets ready for a dunk while wearing a mask from the movie "Black Panther" during the NBA All-Star basketball slam dunk contest Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles.
Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo gets ready for a dunk while wearing a mask from the movie "Black Panther" during the NBA All-Star basketball slam dunk contest Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. AP

Record producer DJ Khaled has no formal basketball experience, and the internet was not shy to remind him of that fact Saturday night.

One of five guest judges for All-Star Weekend’s Verizon Slam Dunk contest, Khaled appeared to be the toughest grader of them all. Still, the contest’s four participants – Dennis Smith Jr., Donovan Mitchell, Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr. – combined for four perfect scores of 50 among the night’s 12 slams.

Even Khaled had to give a perfect score to Smith’s between-the-legs jam, as well as runner-up Nance’s double-tap off the backboard.

Mitchell ended up hoisting the trophy.

The contest’s other four judges – NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving, WNBA star Lisa Leslie, actor Mark Wahlberg and comedian Chris Rock – gave more forgiving scores Saturday, a night that offered a cradle-rocker by Nance, a multibasket slam by Mitchell, and Oladipo donning a Black Panther mask.

His harsh criticism led NBA fans on Twitter to crack jokes about an unathletic Khaled – who according to various internet sources is either 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 – and deem him unfit to judge such a competition. One user even likened it to “a nun reviewing porn.”

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