ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Nearly a month after winning the NBA Championship with the Toronto Raptors, the celebration has not stopped in Rockford for Fred VanVleet.
Friday, the party continued with the third annual FVV Fan Fest.
This year's fest had a bit of a surprise from the Auburn grad, as VanVleet entered the gym at the UW Health Sports Factory with the Larry O'Brien Trophy in hand.
The place went bonkers as fans flocked toward VanVleet trying to get a picture with the trophy.
After a quick word from Rockford's only NBA Champion, it was onto the 3-point and Slam Dunk Contest.
Pecatonica sophomore Hunter Hoffmann edged out East head coach Roy Sackmaster in overtime to win the 3-point contest.
In the slam dunk contest, it came down to Lutheran grad Josh Streeter and Auburn grad Antoine Pittman. Streeter stole the show when he dunked over fellow Rock Valley grad Madi Hecox for a perfect score. However, that dunk came in the prelims. Pittman wowed the judges as well with a 50 in the prelims, before winning the title in extra dunks.
"It's always good to get out there and showcase that. Get the crowd into it, throw down a few dunks, it's always good," said Pittman.
"It's amazing. To see what he could do for our community, just to bring the people together like this, it's a great thing. There's not too many things that is going to bring the community together like this. Getting to see Fred again, it's great. I haven't seen him in a while. For him to bring the trophy here today, that was great."