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Encyclopedia > Slam Dunk Contest

The Slam Dunk Contest is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) competition held during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The contest was inaugurated by the American Basketball Association (ABA) at its All-Star Game in 1976 in Denver, just as the slam dunk was legalized in the NCAA. It enabled players to showcase their dunking skills and try to "out-dunk" each other. However, this contest would be short-lived as the ABA merged the following year with the NBA. Realizing the popularity of slam dunks, the NBA soon created a contest of its own, which made its first appearance in 1984. The contest currently uses fan voting, via text-messaging, to determine the winner. NBA redirects here. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... GAME 9: at McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, January 27, 1976 MVP: David Thompson, Denver Nuggets Coaches: All-Stars: Kevin Loughery, New York Nets Denver: Larry Brown, Denver Nuggets In the 1976 ABA All Star Game, the league abandoned the usual East vs. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The very first slam dunk contest was won by Julius Erving at the 1976 ABA All-Star Game. The current champion of the NBA Dunk Contest is Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

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History

1980s

The NBA reintroduced the Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 at its birthplace in Denver. Erving's dunk from the free throw line that year remains one of the most memorable slam dunks in NBA history. Dominique Wilkins won the contest the following year, but in 1986 his Atlanta Hawks teammate Spud Webb made history when he upset Wilkins in the final, preventing him from repeating as champ. Standing a mere 5 feet 7 inches tall, Webb became the shortest player ever to win the contest, a distinction that he holds to this day. As the eighties came to a close, Chicago's Michael Jordan established himself as perhaps the greatest dunker of all time with his back-to-back dunk contest victories in 1987 and 1988. The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


1990s

The Slam Dunk Contest had always been a big hit with fans, but interest in the contest began to wane in the mid-1990s. Initially, it was due to the fact that many players lost interest in competing; some cited concerns of injuries, while others felt that the full repertoire of humanly-possible dunks had already been exhausted. With most of the superstars choosing not to participate, lesser-known players began to compete, leading to watered-down competitions. Fans complained that players were beginning to win contests with boring or unoriginal dunks (witness the relatively forgettable early-90s wins by the likes of Harold Miner, Cedric Ceballos, and Brent Barry). In 1994 and 1997 respectively, young players Isaiah Rider and Kobe Bryant won the contest with fresh dunks -- both went between the legs -- but the rest of the competition offered little variety to their dunks, which quickly led to fan criticism of the contest. As a result, the 1998 All-Star Weekend did not feature a dunk contest, replacing the event with a shooting competition called "2Ball". In 1999, there was no All-Star Game due to the NBA lockout. Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. ... Isaiah Rider, Jr. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


2000s

After a two season layoff, the NBA decided to bring the contest back for the 2000 All-Star Weekend in Oakland, CA. It would prove to be one of the most electrifying dunk contests in the league's history, featuring a great showdown between eventual winner Vince Carter, his cousin Tracy McGrady, and Steve Francis (Carter won after performing a number of very impressive dunks, including a reverse 360 windmill, honey dip, and a between-the-legs dunk off of a bounced alley-oop). However, the next four contests did not feature superstars like Carter and Bryant, and again there was talk that perhaps the contest should be eliminated. The main argument was that players could not really come up with any more dunks that people had never seen before, despite arguably innovative efforts by Jason Richardson in 2003 and 2004. The lack of A-list superstars willing to participate also hurt the appeal of the contest to fans. The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ...


In 2005, the Slam Dunk Contest returned to its birthplace in Denver and was reborn. With the spectacular dunks of that year's contest, there was buzz that the dunk competition could regain the popularity it had in the 1980s. Amare Stoudemire alley-ooping 360 off a soccer-style header from teammate Steve Nash; J.R. Smith putting it around his back and dunking, and the new champion, Josh Smith alley-ooping over Kenyon Martin all wowed the crowd with their maneuvers. With the change in the rules requiring an additional teammate starting in the second round, they proved that there were indeed many dunks that people had not done before. Stoudemire and J.R. Smith showed off original dunks that they had spent much time working on. Josh Smith received rave reviews when he did a tribute dunk to Dominique Wilkins while donning Wilkins' jersey. Smith's top dunk, arguably one of the best in recent history, shows him hovering over a seated Kenyon Martin as he glides through the air to the basket. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Earl Smith III, known as J.R. Smith (born September 9, 1985 in Freehold Borough, New Jersey), is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the Denver Nuggets. ... Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985 in College Park, Georgia, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He played one year of high school basketball as a senior at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, after leaving... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ...


Again in 2006, the Dunk Contest in Houston, Texas revitalized the interests of audiences as 5'9" Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks took the title with a great dunk-off. One of his most exciting dunks was a high-flying dunk over former Slam Dunk Contest winner, 5'7" Spud Webb. The 2006 Slam Dunk Contest was also the first Dunk Contest in history to have a "Dunk Off", the equivalent to a Dunk Contest overtime, between Knicks point guard Nate Robinson and shooting guard Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers. Many fans argue that Iguodala should have won the contest, one of the reasons being that Robinson needed seventeen attempts before finally completing his dunk. Iguodala also pulled off a dunk where he started out of bounds from the right side of the baseline. Teammate Allen Iverson bounced the ball off the back of the right side of the backboard, then Iguodala caught the ball in mid-air behind the backboard, whirled around to the other side while ducking his head (to avoid colliding with the backboard) and dunked it with his right hand. Houston redirects here. ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed... Knicks redirects here. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He is sometimes nicknamed Iggy, and The Other A.I. or A.I.2 because his initials are identical to former 76ers great and former teammate Allen Iverson... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ...


On February 17, 2007, the contest was held in Las Vegas. Judges for the event were all past winners: Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant, Julius Erving, and Vince Carter. The title was taken by the Boston Celtics' Gerald Green, who, among other dunks, jumped over reigning champ Nate Robinson while covering his face - a homage to 1991 winner, Dee Brown, whose jersey Green had worn. He also scored a perfect fifty with his last slam, a windmill over a table. Other noteworthy dunks include a dunk by Orlando Magic forward Dwight Howard, who, while making his dunk, stuck a sticker with his smiling face and his favorite verse from the bible on the backboard a reported 12'6" from the ground, two and a half feet beyond the regulation NBA rim. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed... Dee Brown (February 29, 1908---December 12, 2002) was an American novelist and historian. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


On February 16, 2008, the contest was held in New Orleans. Judges for the event included Darryl Dawkins, Dominique Wilkins, Karl Malone, the winner of the first-ever Slam Dunk Contest, Julius Erving, and Magic Johnson. The title was taken by Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, who had participated in the 2007 event. Howard's most noteworthy dunk came during the first round, his second dunk overall, when he took off his jersey to reveal a Superman t-shirt and attached a cape with teammate Jameer Nelson's assistance. He would then make an ally-oop dunk from just in front of the free-throw line after a running start. Other noteworthy dunks included the first round slam by Jamario Moon while the previous year's winner, Gerald Green, relied heavily on theatrics by blowing out a cupcake with a birthday candle on the rim before dunking (a jam he termed "The Birthday Cake"). For the first time ever, fan voting determined the outcome of the contest; Howard beat Green for the trophy by claiming 78% of the fans' votes. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Darryl Dawkins (born January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida) is a former professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is most famous for being one of the most popular stars of mens college basketball in the early 2000s, representing Saint Josephs University. ... Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980, in Goodwater, Alabama) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Toronto Raptors. ... This article is about the basketball player. ...


Past NBA Slam Dunk Contest champions

Over the history of the event, there have been 18 players who have been crowned the best dunkers in the NBA. Of those 18, four are two-time winners including: Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Harold Miner, and Jason Richardson. Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ...

Slam Dunk Contest champions by franchise Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed... Knicks redirects here. ... Joshua Smith (born December 5, 1985 in College Park, Georgia, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He played one year of high school basketball as a senior at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, after leaving... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Milwaukee Bucks. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. ... Clippers redirects here. ... Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Isaiah Rider, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Dee Brown (February 29, 1908---December 12, 2002) was an American novelist and historian. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... Knicks redirects here. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

Number Franchise Last Time
4 Atlanta Hawks 2005
2 Boston Celtics 2007
2 Chicago Bulls 1988
2 Golden State Warriors 2003
2 Miami Heat 1995
2 New York Knicks 2006
2 Phoenix Suns 1992
1 Indiana Pacers 2004
1 L.A. Clippers 1996
1 L.A. Lakers 1997
1 Minnesota Timberwolves 1994
1 Orlando Magic 2008
1 Seattle SuperSonics 2001
1 Toronto Raptors 2000

All-time participants

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He originally committed to the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, and was... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a 69 230 pound professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... Tyrus Wayne Thomas (born August 17, 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player who played one season of college basketball at LSU and is now an NBA player for the Chicago Bulls. ... Billy Thompson may refer to: Billy Thompson (ice hockey) Billy Thompson (basketball) This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a persons or persons name. ... Terry Christopher Tyler (born October 30, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American basketball player. ... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... Gerald Jermaine Wallace (born July 23, 1982 in Sylacauga, Alabama) is a 67 (201 cm) basketball player playing at small forward for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. His hometown is Childersburg, Alabama, where he was a McDonalds High School All American. ... Hakim Hanif Warrick (born July 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... Jamie Watson may refer to: Jamie Watson (basketball) Jamie Watson (soccer) Jamie Watson (prostitute, stripper) Jamie Watson (singer/songwriter) Category: ... 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All-time results

1980s

1984 See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Larry Nance (Phoenix) 134 (44+44+46) 140 (49+48+43) 134 (48+39+47)
Julius Erving (Philadelphia) 134 (39+47+48) 140 (44+49+47) 132 (47+25+50)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta) 135 (47+39+49) 137 (48+48+41)
Darrell Griffith (Utah) 121 (39+40+42) 108 (42+42+24)
Edgar Jones (Cleveland) 118 (32+43+43)
Ralph Sampson (Houston) 118 (37+40+41)
Orlando Woolridge (Chicago) 116 (23+45+48)
Clyde Drexler (Portland) 108 (40+24+44)
Michael Cooper (L.A. Lakers) 108 (40+24+44)

1985 Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Darrell Steven Griffith (born June 16, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player who spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Edgar Jones (born June 17, 1956, in Fort Rucker, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association from 1979 to 1986. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Ralph Lee Sampson (born July 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Orlando Vernada Woolridge (born December 16, 1959 in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Woolridge played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... 35th NBA All-Star Game. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta) 145 (47+49+49) 140 (48+45+47) 147 (47+50+50)
Michael Jordan (Chicago) 130 (44+42+42) 142 (45+47+50) 136 (43+44+49)
Terence Stansbury (Indiana) 130 (46+50+34) 136 (49+48+39)
Julius Erving (Philadelphia) BYEa 132 (43+44+45)
Larry Nance (Phoenix) BYEa 131 (42+47+42)
Darrell Griffith (Utah) 126 (38+42+46)
Orlando Woolridge (Chicago) 124 (40+43+41)
Clyde Drexler (Portland) 122 (39+39+44)

aErving and Nance received first-round byes as they were the finalists from the previous year. Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Terence Stansbury (born February 27, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Darrell Steven Griffith (born June 16, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player who spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Orlando Vernada Woolridge (born December 16, 1959 in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Woolridge played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


1986 See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Spud Webb (Atlanta) 141 (46+48+47) 138 (50+42+46) 100 (50+50)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta) BYEa 138 (46+47+45)   98 (50+48)
Terence Stansbury (Indiana) 129b (34+47+48) 132 (44+39+49)
Gerald Wilkins (New York) 133 (44+50+39)   87 (37+25+25)
Jerome Kersey (Portland) 129 (39+43+47)
Paul Pressey (Milwaukee) 116 (44+35+37)
Roy Hinson (Cleveland) 112 (35+39+38)
Terry Tyler (Sacramento) 110 (37+36+37)

aWilkins received a first-round bye as he was the previous year's champion.
bStansbury defeated Kersey in a dunk-off to break their tie. Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Terence Stansbury (born February 27, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roy Hinson (born May 2, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Terry Christopher Tyler (born October 30, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


1987 See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Michael Jordan (Chicago) 88 (41+47) 148 (49+49+50) 146 (48+48+50)
Jerome Kersey (Portland) 92 (48+44) 147 (50+48+49) 140 (46+45+49)
Terence Stansbury (Seattle) 99 (49+50) 144 (49+45+50)
Clyde Drexler (Portland) 92 (45+47) 136 (46+45+45)
Ron Harper (Cleveland) 83 (45+38)
Johnny Dawkins (San Antonio) 81 (37+44)
Tom Chambers (Seattle) 62 (41+21)
Gerald Wilkins (New York) 62 (41+21)

1988
Ron Harper (Cleveland) was to participate but withdrew due to injury. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Terence Stansbury (born February 27, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6 ft 6 in (1. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Johnny Dawkins (born September 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.) is a former star college basketball player at Duke University and point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers and is currently the associate head coach at Duke. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Some people with the name Tom Chambers include the following: Tom Chambers, the former professional NBA basketball player from Utah Tom R. Chambers, a portraiture and visual artist Tom Chambers, a Virginia-based photographer Tom Chambers, a San Diego journalist Tom Chambers, an English actor Tom Chambers, a Washington State... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Knicks redirects here. ... See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6 ft 6 in (1. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Michael Jordan (Chicago) 94 (47+47) 145 (50+48+47) 147 (50+47+50)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta) 96 (49+47) 143 (49+47+47) 145 (50+50+45)
Clyde Drexler (Portland) 88 (44+44) 133 (45+42+46)
Otis Smith (Golden State) 87 (40+47) 109 (45+22+42)
Jerome Kersey (Portland) 79 (41+38)
Greg Anderson (San Antonio) 76 (42+34)
Spud Webb (Atlanta) 52 (34+18)

1989 For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current co-general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Greg Anderson may refer to: Cadillac Anderson (born 1964), Gregory Wayne Cadillac Anderson, basketball player Greg Anderson (footballer) (born 1966), Australian rules footballer Greg Anderson (trainer) (born 1966), baseball trainer Greg Anderson (musician), member of Goatsnake This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Igor Korobchinsky, USSR Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Boginskaya, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team competition champion: USSR Best Year Performance  Dave Johnson  – 8549 points January 29 — Osaka Marathon, Japan Womens Winner: Lorraine Moller (NZL...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Kenny Walker (New York) 91.3 (42.5+48.8) 96.4 (46.9+49.5) 148.1 (48.9+49.6+49.6)
Clyde Drexler (Portland) 93.7 (46.6+47.1) 95.0 (47.3+47.7)   49.5 (24.5+25.0+ 0.0a)
Spud Webb (Atlanta) 94.5 (46.8+47.7) 91.8 (47.8+44.0)
Shelton Jones (Philadelphia) 89.5 (44.1+45.4) 90.6 (45.7+44.9)
Tim Perry (Phoenix) 89.4 (44.4+45.0)
Jerome Kersey (Portland) 88.9 (44.9+44.0)
Ron Harper (Cleveland) 88.5 (41.7+46.8)
Chris Morris (New Jersey) 83.2 (41.1+42.1)

a Drexler did not attempt his final dunk, as victory was out of reach. Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Shelton Jones (born April 4, 1966, in Copaigue, New York) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (27th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Timothy D. Perry (born June 4, 1965 in Freehold, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Following a college career at Temple University, Perry was selected seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6 ft 6 in (1. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...

1990s

1990 See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta) 96.3 (48.1+48.2) 97.7 (48.0+49.7) 146.8 (47.9+49.7+49.2)
Kenny Smith (Atlanta) 93.0 (43.4+49.6) 98.3 (49.1+49.2) 145.1 (48.1+49.8+47.2)
Kenny Walker (New York) 95.2 (47.0+48.2) 97.4 (49.5+47.9)
Shawn Kemp (Seattle) 98.2 (49.1+49.1) 96.4 (47.6+48.8)
Scottie Pippen (Chicago) 92.2 (47.2+45.0)
Rex Chapman (Charlotte) 92.1 (45.5+46.6)
Billy Thompson (Miami) 91.4 (47.7+43.7)
Kenny Battle (Phoenix) 85.8 (42.5+42.8)

1991
Beginning with this year, final round competitors were allowed three dunks, with the two highest scores comprising the total. Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... To see the football player see Kenny Smith (American football) Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player and current TV announcer. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Rex Everett Chapman (born October 5, 1967, in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... William (Billy) Stansbury Thompson (born December 1, 1963 in Camden, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Thompson, a 6 7 small forward from the University of Louisville, was selected 19th overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Kenny Battle (born October 10, 1964 in Aurora, Illinois), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Dee Brown (Boston) 92.4 (48.2+44.2) 98.0 (49.6+48.4) 97.7 (48.1+49.6-46.4)
Shawn Kemp (Seattle) 95.8 (47.6+48.2) 95.6 (48.3+47.3) 93.7 (48.0+45.7-44.3)
Rex Chapman (Charlotte) 95.2 (45.5+49.7) 94.0 (48.0+46.0)
Kenny Smith (Houston) 90.8 (48.5+42.3) 87.9 (46.6+41.3)
Kenny Williams (Indiana) 86.9 (42.3+44.6)
Blue Edwards (Utah) 84.3 (40.1+44.2)
Otis Smith (Orlando) 83.0 (41.2+41.8)
Kendall Gill (Charlotte) 81.0 (40.1+40.9)

1992 Dee Browns no-look dunk, performed at the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Rex Everett Chapman (born October 5, 1967, in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... To see the football player see Kenny Smith (American football) Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player and current TV announcer. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Kenneth (Ken, or Kenny) Ray Williams (born June 9, 1969 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player, most notably with the NBAs Indiana Pacers. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Theodore Blue Edwards (born October 31, 1965 in Washington, D.C.) is former professional basketball player who competed in the National Basketball Association. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Kendall Cedric Gill (born May 25, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) starred as a basketball player at three different levels in the state of Illinois. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1992 NBA All-Star Game was played February 9, 1992 in Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. ...

Player First round Semifinals Finals
Cedric Ceballos (Phoenix) 85.4 (43.1+42.3) 90.4 (45.7+44.7) 97.2 (47.2+50.0-43.3)
Larry Johnson (Charlotte) 98.0 (48.6+49.4) 98.0 (49.6+48.4) 66.0 (33.5+32.5-0.0a)
Nick Anderson (Orlando) 88.6 (47.4+41.2) 89.8 (46.0+43.8)
John Starks (New York) 89.6 (42.6+47.0) 87.9 (43.1+44.8)
Doug West (Minnesota) 84.1 (44.3+39.8)
Shawn Kemp (Seattle) 81.4 (47.4+34.0)
Stacey Augmon (Atlanta) 79.5 (44.7+34.8)

a Johnson did not attempt his final dunk, as victory was out of reach. Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Nelison Nick Anderson (born January 20, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... John Starks may refer to: John Starks, former NBA basketball player John Jabo Starks, drummer from the James Brown band. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Jeffery Douglas Doug West (born May 27, 1967 in Altoona, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Stacey Orlando Augmon (born August 1, 1968 in Pasadena, California) is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


1993
The two highest score dunks of three in each round comprised the competitor's score.
Shawn Kemp (Seattle) was scheduled to compete but was injured.
The following are the basketball events of the year 1993 throughout the world. ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...

Player First round Finals
Harold Miner (Miami) 94.8 (49.0+45.8-45.8) 97.4 (48.0+49.4-47.0)
Clarence Weatherspoon (Philadelphia) 87.5 (43.2+44.3-38.5) 92.2 (44.7+47.5-27.5)
Cedric Ceballos (Phoenix) 87.3 (42.3+45.1-22.5) 79.8 (42.3+37.5-24.5)
David Benoit (Utah) 85.8 (41.5+44.3-28.5)
Kenny Smith (Houston) 85.0 (46.5+38.5-26.5)
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Denver) 80.8 (38.0+42.8-26.0)
Tim Perry (Philadelphia) 70.0 (38.5+31.5-22.0)

1994
In the first round, each competitor was allowed 90 seconds to do as many dunks as he chooses with one overall score. The final round score was the best of two dunks. Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Clarence Weatherspoon (born September 8, 1970 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at the University of Southern Mississippi, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 9th pick of the 1992 NBA Draft. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... David Benoit, (May 9, 1953 - ) is a jazz fusion pianist, composer and producer, representative of the West Coast L.A. style of fusion. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... To see the football player see Kenny Smith (American football) Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player and current TV announcer. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Timothy D. Perry (born June 4, 1965 in Freehold, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Following a college career at Temple University, Perry was selected seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 1994 All-Star Game logo The 1994 NBA All-Star Game was the 44th edition of the All-Star Game. ...

Player First round Finals
Isaiah Rider (Minnesota) 46.8 49.0, 47.0
Robert Pack (Denver) 42.0 43.8, 25.0
Shawn Kemp (Seattle) 46.6 25.0, 25.0
Allan Houston (Detroit) 41.5
Antonio Davis (Indiana) 40.0
James Robinson (Portland) 39.0

1995
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Player First round Finals
Harold Miner (Miami) 49.2 46.0
Isaiah Rider (Minnesota) 44.6 34.0
Jamie Watson (Utah) 40.4 26.0
Antonio Harvey (L.A. Lakers) 35.2
Tim Perry (Philadelphia) 31.0
Tony Dumas (Dallas) 15.0

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Player First round Finals
Brent Barry (L.A. Clippers) 45.5 49.0
Michael Finley (Phoenix) 45.0 46.0
Greg Minor (Boston) 41.0 40.0
Jerry Stackhouse (Philadelphia) 40.0
Doug Christie (New York) 39.5
Darrell Armstrong (Orlando) 25.5

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Player First round Finals
Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) 37 49
Chris Carr (Phoenix) 44 45
Michael Finley (Dallas) 39 33
Ray Allen (Milwaukee) 35
Bob Sura (Cleveland) 35
Darvin Ham (Denver) 30

1998
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1999
No competition was held as All-Star Weekend was not held due to the NBA's lockout. The following are the basketball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ...


2000s

2000
Beginning with this year, the two highest dunks in each round comprised the competitor's total score. The 2000 NBA All-Star Game was the 49th edition of the All-Star Game. ...

Player First round Finals
Vince Carter (Toronto) 100 98
Steve Francis (Houston) 95 91
Tracy McGrady (Toronto) 99 77
Ricky Davis (Charlotte) 88
Jerry Stackhouse (Detroit) 83
Larry Hughes (Golden State) 67

2001 Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... For the for US National Soccer Team and indoor soccer player, see Rick Davis. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays both shooting guard and small forward for the NBAs Dallas Mavericks. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 2001 NBA All-Star Game was a matchup between the Eastern and the Western Conference All-Stars. ...

Player First round Finals
Desmond Mason (Seattle) 91 (42+49) 89 (45+44)
DeShawn Stevenson (Utah) 95 (46+49) 85 (38+47)
Baron Davis (Charlotte) 94 (45+49) 77 (44+33)
Jonathan Bender (Indiana) 90 (46+44)
Stromile Swift (Vancouver) 90 (45+45)
Corey Maggette (L.A. Clippers) 88 (46+42)

2002
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  Semifinals Finals
                 
 Desmond Mason (Seattle) 84  
 Jason Richardson (Golden State) 98  
     Jason Richardson 85
   Gerald Wallace 80
 Steve Francis (Houston) 77
 Gerald Wallace (Sacramento) 84  

2003 Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Milwaukee Bucks. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Gerald Jermaine Wallace (born July 23, 1982 in Sylacauga, Alabama) is a 67 (201 cm) basketball player playing at small forward for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. His hometown is Childersburg, Alabama, where he was a McDonalds High School All American. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... 2003 NBA All-Star Game was a major basketball game played in the Philips Arena home of Atlanta Hawks featuring the best players in the National Basketball Association as selected by fans and coaches. ...

Player First round Finals
Jason Richardson (Golden State) 100 96
Desmond Mason (Seattle) 90 93
Amaré Stoudemire (Phoenix) 79
Richard Jefferson (New Jersey) 74

2004 Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Milwaukee Bucks. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... For other persons named Richard Jefferson, see Richard Jefferson (disambiguation). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The 2004 NBA All-Star Game was played February 15, 2004 at the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles, CA. Attendance: 19,662 Officials: #29 Steve Javie, #37 Blane Reichelt, #49 Tom Washington Time of Game: 2:32 Western Conference 136 to Eastern Conference 132 MVP...

Player First round Finals
Fred Jones (Indiana) 100 96
Jason Richardson (Golden State) 90 93
Chris Andersen (Denver) 79
Ricky Davis (Boston) 74

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Player First round Finals
Josh Smith (Atlanta) 95 100
Amaré Stoudemire (Phoenix) 95 87
J. R. Smith (New Orleans) 95
Chris Andersen (New Orleans) 77

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Player First round Finals Tie-break
Nate Robinson (New York) ?? 94 47
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia) ?? 94 46
Hakim Warrick (Memphis) 86
Josh Smith (Atlanta) 85

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Player First round Finals
Gerald Green (Boston) 95 91
Nate Robinson (New York) 90 80
Dwight Howard (Orlando) 85
Tyrus Thomas (Chicago) 80

2008
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Player First round Finals
Dwight Howard (Orlando) 100 78%
Gerald Green (Minnesota) 91 22%
Jamario Moon (Toronto) 90
Rudy Gay (Memphis) 85

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Famous non-NBA Slam Dunk Contests

  • 1976 ABA Slam Dunk Contest (Julius Erving) -- Reputedly the first slam dunk contest in history. It took place during the 1976 ABA All-Star Weekend. The contest featured a plethora of famous players including Artis Gilmore, George Gervin, and David Thompson. Julius Erving won the contest with his famous freethrow line slam.
  • 1996 Orchies Non-Stop Basketball Dunk Contest (Abdoul Bamba) -- A dunk contest taking place in Orchies, France which featured many of today's European dunking elite including Kadour Ziani, Solamon Sami, and Abdoul Bamba, all from the slam-dunking squad "Slam Nation". The contest was highlighted by a high level of competition from all the participants and featured many innovative jams. The eventual winner was Abdoul Bamba who won with his famous cartwheel dunk, where he caught a ball off the floor in mid cartwheel and slammed it home.
  • 2001 McDonalds All American High School Dunk Contest (David Lee) -- The 2001 High School Dunk Contest featured many great dunks but is most noted for creating a controversy with the victory of David Lee. While Lee had many strong dunks including an innovative faux-shoot alley-oop, bounce off the ground, between the legs slam, many viewers felt that dunking phenom James White with his powerful jams, including two amazing free-throw line dunk variations, deserved to win. The contest remains a judging controversy to this day.
  • 2003 SuperPages Slam Dunk Contest (Henry Bekkering) -- This Canadian dunk contest was made famous on the internet by the amazing dunks of 6'3" Henry Bekkering which included a windmill slam over a standing person and a left-handed freethrow line dunk jumping off 2 feet. Video of the contest disseminated quickly across the internet and its fame led to a television appearance for Bekkering on The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Bekkering was later drafted as a kicker by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2007 CFL Draft.
  • 2004 McDonalds All American High School Dunk Contest (Candace Parker) --Candace Parker beat out 5 men who include J. R. Smith and Joe Crawford to become the first women to win the contest. Her most notable dunk the Dee Brown arm over face no look dunk.
  • 2005 City Slam Dunk Contest (Chris Lowery a.k.a. Skywalker) -- This nation-wide dunk contest culminated in championships at Chicago. The City Slam Championship featured many never before seen spectacular slams including a 360 between the legs dunk by Marvin Collins aka High Riser. The contest was won by Chris Lowery aka Skywalker when he jumped over a car and completed one of the best dunks ever in the city slam contest.
  • 2006 NCAA Dunk Contest (David Noel) -- The 2006 NCAA contest, held at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis the week before the Final Four, was notable not for who won, but rather for who finished second. While Noel flashed a few stylish dunks (including one which incorporated a back handspring into the takeoff), the star of the contest was University of Cincinnati swingman James White, who broke off two dunks (a two-hand full-extension and a windmill) from the free-throw line before missing his final-round attempts and handing Noel the victory.

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Types of moves seen during the Slam Dunk Contest

Windmill

Windmill dunks are done when a player makes a circular motion with the ball while in the air before dunking it. These can either be done with one or two hands. Versions of this dunk include the Kiss the Rim, the reverse windmill (usually done with two hands), and the 360 windmill. Notable examples of this dunk are Dominique Wilkins's windmills during the 1988 and 1990 contest, Michael Jordan's kiss the rim during the 1987 and 1988 contest, Vince Carter's contest-winning 360 windmill in the 2000 contest, and James White's windmill from the free throw line in the 2006 NCAA Dunk Contest Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... James White is a name shared by a number of notable men: // James White (General) (1747–1821), American pioneer who founded Knoxville, Tennessee James White (fighter pilot) (1893–1972), WW1 Royal Naval Air Service fighter ace James White (politician) (1749–1809), member of United States Congress James White (English politician...


360

360s, or "axles" (relative to spinning) are dunks where a player spins with his body for almost a full revolution. This type of dunk can be achieved by using one or two hands. There are many variations of the 360, including the reverse 360 windmill by Vince Carter in the 2000 slam dunk (where a player jumps in a reverse motion against his plain of motion), Terence Stansbury's "Statue of Liberty" 360, Air Up There's 720, or double-axle, High Riser's 360 through the legs, the double pump 360 by Tracy McGrady in the 2000 slam dunk contest, Team Flight Brothers dunker Quinton Slaughter AKA Elevator's 540[1], and many more. 360 (three hundred and sixty) is the natural number following 359 and preceding 361. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Terence Stansbury (born February 27, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... Taurian Fontenette -aka the Air Up There-is a streetball player from Hitchcock, Texas who plays on the AND1 Mixtape Tour. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Free throw line

As the name indicates, this is a dunk where the player jumps from the free throw line. The free throw line is, in the NBA, 15 feet away from the basket. Jim Pollard is known to have dunked from the foul line during warmups in the early years of the NBA.[2] At the University of Kansas, Wilt Chamberlain was able to dunk from the free throw line while starting his movement from within the free throw circle; this led to a rule change prohibiting shooting free throws by dunking the basketball.[3] James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for...


Notable examples of this dunk in a slam dunk competition are Julius Erving during the 1976 ABA contest and the 1984 NBA contest, Michael Jordan during the 1985, 1987 and 1988 contests, Scottie Pippen during the 1990 contest, Brent Barry during the 1996 contest, and former Cincinnati Bearcat James White, who has pulled off at least 5 free-throw-line jams in his contest career (in addition to a between-the-legs free throw line dunk made during his high school's midnight madness practice session). Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. ... James William White IV (born October 21, 1982 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Turkish Basketball League champion Fenerbahçe Ülker. ...


Between the legs

Also known as "through the legs", or the "Rider" dunk (after Isaiah Rider, the first dunk champion to perform this dunk). This dunk was first performed by Orlando Woolridge of the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 dunk contest. For this dunk the ball goes between the legs of the player while in the air before being dunked. Visually impressive, these usually achieve a high score from the judges. Notable examples of this dunk include Kobe Bryant's winning jam at the 1997 contest, Vince Carter's off the floor, between the legs slam during the 2000 contest, Desmond Mason's "show it right, slam it left" between the legs during the 2003 contest, and Jason Richardson's off the glass, between the legs dunk during the 2004 contest, and Isaiah Rider's "East Bay Funk Dunk" in the 1994 contest. Isaiah Rider, Jr. ... Orlando Vernada Woolridge (born December 16, 1959 in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Woolridge played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Milwaukee Bucks. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... Isaiah Rider, Jr. ...


Nowadays, the "Rider" has been developed beyond just its basic through-the-legs movement. Several people in the world have managed to do a 360 Rider : Abdoul Bamba and Guy Dupuy from the Slam Nation dunking troupe, Yann de Blaine of Slam Nation and Dunkalicious dunking crews, Taurian Fontenette aka Air Up There from the AND 1 Streetball team, "High Riser" from the 2005 City Slam, and Quinton Slaughter (also known as "Elevator"). An alley-oop-off-the-floor 360 between the legs was attempted by Jason Richardson in the 2004 Slam Dunk Contest, but he couldn't successfully finish the dunk, leading to his defeat by then-Indiana Pacers guard Fred Jones. James White, currently of the San Antonio Spurs, attempted a through the legs dunk from the free throw line during the college slam dunk contest. Although he was not successful during the contest, he did succeed in doing it during warm-ups, and had done it in the past, during his high school's midnight madness, and the high school dunk contest. Taurian Fontenette -aka the Air Up There-is a streetball player from Hitchcock, Texas who plays on the AND1 Mixtape Tour. ... AND 1 Streetball is a Streetball videogame for Playstation 2 and Xbox, developed by Black Ops Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. ... City Slam (also known as ESPN City Slam) was an ESPN television series[1][2][3] that ran from 2005-2006. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Double clutch

A "double clutch" (or "double pump") dunk is when a player brings the ball back to his body before extending the ball back out to dunk it. Versions of this dunk include the kickback, the jackknife, and the double pump. Most times the ball is brought back near the player's head before being dunked. Notable examples include Michael Jordan's double clutch, free throw line dunk from the 1988 contest, Tracy McGrady's 360 reverse double pump from the 2000 contest, Steve Francis's double pump, kiss the rim from the 2000 contest, Shawn Kemp's kickback from the 1991 contest, and Harold Miner's reverse jackknife from the 1993 contest. Vince Carter's spectacular dunk over Alonzo Mourning during the 2005-06 season also featured elements of the double-clutch. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Harold Miner was the greatest athlete of all time, easily surpassing the overrated Michael Jordan, from whom he got his Baby Jordan nickname. ... Vince Carter (born Vincent Lamar Carter on January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ...


Rock the cradle

Also known as Rock the Baby. This is a version of the windmill where the ball is "locked" into a player's wrist while the player makes a circular motion with the ball. However, unlike windmills where the ball starts the circle from the top, rock the baby dunks start the circle from the bottom. Notable examples include Larry Nance's rock the baby during the 1984 contest, Kenny Walker's baseline rock the baby during the 1989 contest, and Michael Jordan's rock the cradle jam in the 1985 contest. Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Off the backboard

Another popular type of dunk. The player throws the ball and bounces it off the backboard, catches it in mid air and dunks it. This can be combined with other types such as the windmill, reverse or tomahawk dunk. One of the first uses of this dunk in a professional game was done by Tracy McGrady in the 2002 All-Star Game. According to Bill Walton, it was the first time he ever saw this kind of dunk. In recent years, many other "alley-oop" dunks have become commonplace in the contest, where either the player tosses the ball to himself, or a teammate passes it to him, and the player catches it in the air and dunks it. For instance in 2006, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers performed a never-before-seen behind the backboard dunk from a pass off team-mate Allen Iverson. A year earlier, in the 2005 Slam Dunk Contest, Amare Stoudemire actually caught the ball off of the head of Steve Nash, which is perhaps the most unusual variation of the "alley-oop" style of dunk to date. Perhaps the next evolutionary step for this move is the "off the shot clock" dunk, a similar concept but more difficult because the clock is smaller, sits higher, and gives bounces that are not as true as the backboard. Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He is sometimes nicknamed Iggy, and The Other A.I. or A.I.2 because his initials are identical to former 76ers great and former teammate Allen Iverson... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Amaré Carsares Stoudemire[1] (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Shot Clock Monument in Syracuse, New York A shot clock is a timer designed to increase the pace (and subsequently, the score) in a competitive sport. ...


Blind dunk

One particularly tricky and therefore seldom-seen dunk is the dunk without visual cues. In 1991, Dee Brown performed a one-handed slam dunk in which he dunked with his left arm while shielding his eyes with his right arm. This was known as the "peek-a-boo" by many. One year later, Cedric Ceballos performed a blindfolded dunk, although it has been disputed as to whether or not he could actually see. In 2007, Boston Celtic Gerald Green, re-invented Dee Brown's "shielded eyes dunk" (wearing Dee Brown's throwback jersey and Reebok pumps), adding a twist to it by jumping over defending champ Nate Robinson (it was supposed to be a cardboard cutout of Nate Robinson) before completing the dunk. Dee Browns no-look dunk at the 1991 Slam Dunk Competition For other persons named Dee Brown, see Dee Brown DeCovan Kadell Dee Brown (born November 29, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player. ... Cedric Z. Ice Ceballos (born August 2, 1969 in Maui, Hawaii) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Miami... This article is about the basketball player. ... Nate Robinson jump over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest Nathaniel Cornelius Nate Robinson (born May 31, 1984, in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Robinson is one of the shortest players in the league, listed...


Behind the Back

Behind the back dunks consist of the dunker putting the ball behind his back, switching from right-hand-to-left, or vice versa, and then dunking it. This dunk was made popular by players such as Patrick Ewing, Jr., Denver Nuggets J.R. Smith, and Philadelphia 76ers Andre Iguodala. Patrick Ewing, Jr. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Earl Smith III, known as J.R. Smith (born September 9, 1985 in Freehold Borough, New Jersey), is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the Denver Nuggets. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He is sometimes nicknamed Iggy, and The Other A.I. or A.I.2 because his initials are identical to former 76ers great and former teammate Allen Iverson...


Notable dunks

Dee Brown's no-look dunk, performed in the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest.
Dee Brown's no-look dunk, performed in the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest.
  • The first free throw line dunk in an official slam dunk competition by Julius Erving (1976 ABA Dunk Contest).
  • The free throw line double clutch jam by Michael Jordan (1988 NBA Dunk Contest).
  • The East Bay Funk Dunk by Isaiah "J.R." Rider (1994 NBA Dunk Contest).
  • Vince Carter's inverted 360 Windmill (which drove everybody off their seats) as well as the off the bounce, between the legs dunk and the tomahawk, which left Vince hanging on the rim with his elbow. (2000 NBA Dunk Contest). Later Carter would cite Sacramento California's Jameel Pugh as the source of these dunks.
  • The 2003 reverse between the legs and the 2004 off-the-backboard between the legs dunks by Jason Richardson.
  • The behind the back dunk by Patrick Ewing, Jr., done again by J.R. Smith (2003 Indiana Hoosiers Slam Dunk Contest, then 2005 NBA Slam Dunk Contest). The behind the back dunk was modified in the 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest by Andre Iguodala when he dunked it off an alley-oop.
  • Also in the 2005 NBA Contest, the dunks using a prop from Josh Smith and Amare Stoudemire (read below for more information).
  • The first "Rider"(Between the legs) dunk from the free throw line was completed by James "Flight" White.
  • In the 2006 NCAA Dunk Contest, James "Flight" White completed a windmill from the free throw line.
  • 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Nate Robinson jumps over Spud Webb and then dunks.
  • 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Andre Iguodala's alley-oop dunk from behind the backboard on a pass from his teammate Allen Iverson.
  • 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Dwight Howard's "Sticker Dunk." Howard had a sticker in his hand, stuck it at 12'6" on the backboard while dunking simultaneously off an alley-oop from teammate Jameer Nelson. The height of the sticker was never verified.
  • 2008 NBA Slam Dunk contest, Gerald Green's "Birthday Cake Dunk." Green placed a cupcake with a lit candle on the back of the rim, and proceeded to dunk the ball (which was inbounded as a bounce pass from teammate Rashad McCants) and blow out the candle at the same time.
  • 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Dwight Howard took off his uniform, revealing a Superman shirt. He proceeded to put on a cape, and received a lob pass from his teammate Jameer Nelson and slam the ball (even though his hand did not make contact with the rim) through powerfully, scoring him his second 50 of the Contest.
  • 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Dwight Howard threw a high bounce pass to himself, then slapped the ball off the backboard with his left hand, and finished with a catch and dunk with his right hand

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More info

  • Kenny Walker posted the highest score in any round with 148.1 in the 1989 Final Round.
  • ESPN televised the first ever NBA slam dunk contest in 1984. In 1987, the slam dunk contest was televised live for the very first time (TBS had the honors).
Nate Robinson dunks over Spud Webb in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Slam dunks during contests can also involve the ball being tossed off a prop. Most times the ball will be tossed off the backboard, or the floor. However in the 2005 NBA Slam Dunk contest, Amare Stoudemire tossed the ball off the backboard, then off teammate Steve Nash's head before being dunked by Amare.
  • Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Brent Barry are the only players to have won an NBA championship and a slam dunk championship. Jordan was the first (he won his slam dunk championship in 1987 and 1988 and won his NBA championships 1991-1993 and 1996-1998). Kobe won his Slam Dunk Championship in 1997 and his NBA championships in 2000-2002. Brent Barry won his slam dunk championship in 1996 and his NBA championships in 2005 and 2007.
  • At 5'7", Spud Webb is the shortest player to win the NBA slam dunk contest (Nate Robinson was 5'7 3/4").
  • The showdown between Dominique Wilkins and eventual champion Michael Jordan in the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely considered to be the best slam dunk contest ever. Famous dunks during their epic showdown include Wilkins's off-the-glass, one-handed tomahawk, Jordan's reverse double pump, Wilkins's trademark windmill, and Jordan's immortal double-clutch, free throw line dunk.
  • Because of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, many people have named Vince Carter as the greatest dunker of all-time. His dunks of a 360-windmill, 180 behind the backboard windmill, between the legs (with assist from his cousin and then teammate Tracy McGrady), a normal one handed dunk that ended with Vince hanging from the rim with his elbow, and a 13.5 feet two handed dunk have awed spectators to date.
  • Historically, the dunk contest drew some mild criticisms. One of those includes how the dunk contest is extremely limited as there are only so many times one can be impressed with a 360 dunk or a slightly modified windmill. Because of the physical limitations of the human body, innovation can become dry very quickly. But the 2005 NBA Slam Dunk Competition proved that there is room for innovation, especially using props. Another criticism is that players who often compete in these contests are seen as dunkers only (with the obvious exceptions of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Julius Erving), which is why notable high flying athletes like Shawn Marion have sometimes refused to participate. High profile players such as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have also declined to participate citing it as an unnecessary risk to injury. In the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Tracy McGrady injured his wrist while performing a dunk. Also in the 1995 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Tony Dumas hurt his knee while performing his "Texas twister" dunk.
  • The 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Competition between Nate Robinson and Andre Iguodala was the first time ever that the competition had to go into a sudden-death dunk-off. [1] However, this contest drew many criticisms due to the fact that players were not penalized for missing a dunk attempt. Consequently, Robinson attempted a single dunk over 14 times before completing it.[2] Prior to the 2007 competition, the NBA changed a few rules to prevent excessive dunk attempts. Each participant has two minutes to complete their dunk. At the end of the two minutes allotted, they then have their number of dunk attempts limited to two.

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References

  1. ^ YouTube - **Elevator**The Challenge**CRAZY DUNKS**
  2. ^ (1994) The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia,. Villard Books, p. 49. ISBN 0-679-43293-8. 
  3. ^ Ostler, Scott (February 12, 1989), “The Leaping Legends of Basketball”, Los Angeles Times 
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Slam Dunk Contest — Infoplease.com (343 words)
Six players are invited to compete in the slam dunk contest that was held annually from 1984-97 before being replaced by the 2Ball competition.
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Slam dunk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (602 words)
A slam dunk (or simply a dunk) is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball through the basket with one or both of his hands, then grabs the rim shortly after the ball passes through the hoop.
Slam dunk contests are quite popular, and perhaps the most popular contest is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest held during the annual NBA All-Star Weekend.
Dunking was banned in the NCAA from 1967 to 1976.
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