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Spencer Dinwiddie wins NBA Taco Bell Skills Challenge

The legendary Buffaloes PG impressed at All-Star Weekend.

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The legend of Spencer Dinwiddie continues to grow. In front of the entire NBA world at All-Star Weekend, the iconic former Colorado Buffaloes point guard made a stunning run to win the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

At home in Los Angeles, Dinwiddie started the evening with a thrilling come-from-behind victory to beat Buddy Hield, current Sacramento King and former Oklahoma Sooner. Dinwiddie moved on to face Jamal Murray in the semifinal, whom he beat in similar fashion as he was behind the whole race but made a last-second three-pointer to eek past the Nugget point guard.

In the championship, Dinwiddie faced off against former Arizona Wildcat Lauri Markkanen. Dinwiddie’s speed and passing ability put him ahead in the opening seconds as he ran away with it. His championship-clinching three was all but a formality. Once again, Colorado proved better than Arizona. Once again, Dinwiddie was the hero.

Dinwiddie has enjoyed a breakout season with the Brooklyn Nets as he has posted career highs with 13.6 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. Depleted by injuries, the Nets have relied on the goatee’d icon all season and he has delivered; it’s rumored the Cavaliers offered a first round pick for him, which Brooklyn wisely declined. Dinwiddie has been one of the most improved players in the NBA this season and he more than deserved his time in the spotlight. It’s so wonderful to see him shine.