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Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon participates in the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Ronald Martinez/Pool via AP)

Aaron Gordon flew a drone for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and still didn't win

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It's hard to keep pushing the envelope at the NBA's Dunk Slam Dunk Contest. Lately, players have focused on bringing more and more elaborate props.

Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic decided to go the high-tech route and had the ball flown in on an Intel drone. And he didn't win. He didn't even make it to the finals.

Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers took home the crown, but Gordon's dunk had fans talking.

Here's Gordon's drone's arrival, plus the final successful attempt.

The dunk only got 38 points from the event's judges out of a maximum of 50.

While 2016's dunk contest was dubbed an instant classic after Gordon and Zach LaVine dueled in the finals, 2017 was a bit less dramatic, even with the drone theatrics, ESPN reports.

Here's the dunk that won it all for Robinson. He's jumping over two people and a mascot.

Some fans were disappointed he did basically the same dunk multiple times.

Some fans wished it was 2016 again.

Here's a look at AP's photos of the best dunks.

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