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A slam dunk in a college basketball game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Centenary Gentlemen.
A slam dunk in a college basketball game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Centenary Gentlemen.

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. This is a standard field goal worth two points. The term "slam dunk" was first coined by former L.A. Lakers announcer Chick Hearn.[1] Dunk can mean many things: slam dunk, a term in basketball Slam Dunk (manga), a manga about basketball slam dunk (yachting), a term coined by Dennis Connor, a maneuver in tacking duels during match races dunk (biscuit), dipping of food into a beverage dunking, a form of water torture This... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 382 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2081 × 3268 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 382 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2081 × 3268 pixel, file size: 4. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Centenary Gentlemen Basketball team is the basketball team that represent Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... This article is about the sport. ... In basketball, the term field goal is the term for any basket not made from the free throw line. ... The Los Angeles Lakers is a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Francis Dayle Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 - August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. ...


The slam dunk is one of the highest percentage field goals one can attempt in basketball as well as one of the most crowd-pleasing plays. Other terms for slam dunk include "jam", "stuff", "flush", "cram" or "throw down." 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. The first slam dunk contest was held during an American Basketball Association All Star Game. The Slam Dunk Contest is an annual NBA competition held during the week of the NBA All-Star Game. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ... 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). ...


Dunking was banned in the NCAA from 1967 to 1976. Many have attributed this to the dominance of the then-college phenomenon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then called Lew Alcindor) upon his entry into the NCAA. Subsequently, the no-dunking rule is sometimes referred to as the "Lew Alcindor Rule".[2] 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. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ...

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Notable dunks

Michael Wilson, a former Harlem Globetrotter and University of Memphis basketball player, holds the world record for the highest dunk. On April 1, 2000, Wilson dunked a basketball on a goal set at 3.65m (12 feet) from the floor. However, Wilt Chamberlain was also known to have performed the feat on an experimental basket set up by Phog Allen at the University of Kansas in the 1950s.[3] Chamberlain, unlike Wilson, did not have the advantage of being given an alley oop. Michael Wilson is a former player of the Harlem Globetrotters and the University of Memphis, also known as Wild Thing. He holds the world record for the highest dunk. ... Eugene Killer Edgerson of the Harlem Globetrotters goes up for a lay-up The Harlem Globetrotters are a comic basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports franchises in the world. ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, 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 the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Alley Oop USPS stamp Alley Oop was a character created in 1932 by American cartoonist V. T. Hamlin. ...


Vince Carter leapt over 7-foot-2 (2.18 m) French center Frédéric Weis in the 2000 Summer Olympics. The French media dubbed it "le dunk de la mort" — the dunk of death. Vincent Lamar Vince Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American All-Star basketball player in the NBA. He currently is a player and co-captain for the New Jersey Nets. ... Frédéric Weis (born 22nd June, 1977 in Thionville, France) is a professional basketball player currently playing for Lagun Aro Bilbao in Spain. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


Jim Pollard, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Brent Barry have each dunked while jumping from around the free throw line, which is 15 feet from the basket. Unlike the others, Chamberlain did not require a full running start, but instead began his movement from inside the top half of the free throw circle.[3] James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, 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 the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former 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 currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ...


Several notable and remarkable dunks have been performed by players at the annual NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Spud Webb at 5'7" (1.70 m) defeated 6'8" (2.03m) Dominique Wilkins in the 1986 contest. Michael Jordan won the the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest with a dunk referred to by some fans as "the leaner". This dunk was so-called because Jordan's body was not orthogonal to the ground ("leaning") while performing the dunk. TNT viewers rated it "the best dunk of all time" over Vince Carter's between-the-legs slam.[4] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... 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). ...


Candace Parker in 2006 became the first woman to dunk in a women's NCAA tournament game. Lisa Leslie was the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game in 2002. Georganne Wells of West Virginia was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA game in December 1984. Other well-known female dunkers include Cheryl Miller, Charlotte Smith and Michelle Snow (who did this in the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game). Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986 in St. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a Womens National Basketball Association player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game. ... Charlotte Turner Smith (May 4, 1749 - October 28, 1806) was an English poet and novelist whose works have been credited with influencing Jane Austen and particularly Charles Dickens. ... Michelle Snow on the Houston Comets Donnette Jé-Michelle Snow (born March 20, 1980 in Pensacola, Florida, USA) is a basketball player from the Womens National Basketball Association. ... Womens National Basketball Association All-Star Game was first played during the 1999 Womens National Basketball Association season in New York, New York. ...


Use in popular culture

The phrase "slam dunk" is often used outside of basketball, usually to signify success or something that is easily accomplished or that has a high probability of success. For example, one could say "that was a slam-dunk performance," though this is seen by many as being colloquial. According to Bob Woodward in his book "Plan of Attack", former CIA Director George J. Tenet assured President George W. Bush in December 2002 that the existence of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction was "a slam dunk case," affixing him to the term [5] George Tenet, in his book "At the Centre of the Storm", says his comment was distorted by Vice President Dick Cheney. Tenet claims he said that conclusive evidence that Iraq possessed WMD would be a "slam dunk" in promoting the case for war, i.e. a conditional statement, not an assertion. Bob Woodward signs his book State of Denial after a talk in March 2007. ... Plan of Attack (ISBN 074325547X) is a 2004 book by Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward billed as a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided to go to war against Iraq [1] The books chief contention, which provides the rationale for its title, is... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is a former United States Director of Central Intelligence. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ...


"Slam dunk" is also the name of a song by the California glammetal band Pretty Boy Floyd and was released in 2003 on the re-realease of Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz. Pretty Boy Floyd is a hard rock band from Hollywood, California formed in 1987. ... Leather Boyz With Electric Toys is the first album of the band Pretty Boy Floyd. ...


Three-point dunk

Slamball is a four player team sport loosely based on basketball. ... For other uses of PBA, see PBA. The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a professional basketball league in the Philippines founded in 1975. ... The 2007 PBA All-Star Weekend is the annual all-star weekend of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)s 2006-07 PBA season. ...

References

  1. ^ sportsillustrated.com, Lakers announcer Heard dead at 85, accessed April 15, 2007.
  2. ^ time.com, Lews Still Lose, accessed April 15, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Ostler, Scott. "The Leaping Legends of Basketball", The Los Angeles Times, 1989-02-12. 
  4. ^ foxsports.com, Best All-time Dunks, accessed April 15, 2007.
  5. ^ washingtonpost.com, Slam Dunk: Into the History Books, accessed April 15, 2007.

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See also

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ...

External links

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Slam dunk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (606 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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