Each participant has two minutes to complete their dunk. Those have a cool backstory, at least. Consequently, Robinson attempted a single dunk 14 times before completing it. It was even disputed if Griffin even legitimately qualified for the finals since his final dunk got a perfect score but was basically a copy of DeMar DeRozan's first dunk with a lower. To reach the final, Nance scored a near-perfect 49 on his second dunk.
From 1989 to 1995, when scoring went by tenths of points, there was only one perfect 50 Ceballos. For the first time ever, fan voting determined the outcome of the final round of the contest; Howard beat Green for the trophy by claiming 78% of the fans' votes. The title was taken by center Dwight Howard. Initially, it was because 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. He beat that by one point to emerge as champion.
Player First round Finals 45. Carter won after performing a number of very impressive dunks, including two 360 windmills, a honey dip, and a between-the-legs dunk off a bounced alley-oop from McGrady. He brought out actor and comedian Kevin Hart and Hart's son, along with his sister Jordan, and dunked over all three on a lob off the side of the backboard for a 50. On February 17, 2007, the contest was held in. Both players employed family members to aid their respective causes. With the five judges, they will definitely add to the glitz and glamour the weekend promises.
Mitchell, the rookie sensation who leads the Jazz, winners of 11 straight games, and all rookies in scoring, was a late addition to the competition, replacing 2016 Slam Dunk runner-up Aaron Gordon, who had to withdraw due to injury. Indiana Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo and Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. One is that players who often compete in these contests are seen as dunkers only with the obvious exceptions of , , and , which is why notable high flying athletes like and have sometimes refused to participate. After missing a harder dunk, he went with a relatively simple double-pump reverse. Player First round Semifinals Finals 92. That leaves his crown available for a new field of young stars — including a pair of rookies — to add to their legacy at All-Star Weekend. Chicago's won back-to-back dunk contest victories in 1987 and in 1988.
Standing a mere 5 feet 7 inches tall, Webb became the shortest player ever to win the contest, a distinction that he still holds. The first round was a Freestyle Round, with the winning team choosing the order of dunkers for the Battle Round. As soon as that happened, they responded with cheers. Archived from on September 5, 2012. The contest has adopted several formats over the years, including, until 2014, the use of fan voting, via text-messaging, to determine the winner of the final round.
Judges for the event included , , , , and. Freestyle Round Division Members Result East , , , Won West , , , Lost Battle Round Division Player Result East , Won West , Lost East , Won West , Lost East , Won West , Lost This year saw the return of the voting style that was last used in 2007. You can catch the action live right on your laptop at. The title was taken by the ' , who, among other dunks, jumped over reigning champ while covering his face — a homage to 1991 winner, , whose jersey Green had worn. Player First round Finals 94.
Being in Hollywood, some famous actors and T. The next 3 were freestyle positions, one coming in from the left side of the basket, one coming in from the right side of the basket and finally from either corner down the baseline to the basket. After 1990, interest in the Slam Dunk Contest began to wane and lasted throughout the 1990s. David Thompson did a 360 degree dunk to finish his routine. This decision was made after watching the 2009 dunk contest when and went at it. Player Voting results 29% 28% 24% 19% The final round was decided by fan voting via.
As a result of the later that year there would not be another slam dunk contest at the professional level until 1984. The ' alley-ooping 360 off a soccer-style header from teammate ; putting it around his back and dunking, and the new champion, alley-ooping over Kenyon Martin all wowed the crowd with their maneuvers. Will Barton of the and Andre Drummond of the also competed. Unfortunately, Smith's first dunk wasn't to the same standard. Griffin and McGee advanced to the final round, where Griffin stole the show, winning the contest with 68% of the vote.
Iguodala pulled off a dunk where he started out of bounds from the right side of the baseline while teammate bounced the ball off the back of the right side of the backboard. He finished up by changing jerseys again and paying tribute to Vince Carter with a Toronto Raptors Carter jersey. Ross carried the momentum of his near-perfect first round, in which he scored a 99 out of a possible 100, with a stellar final round. Robinson and DeRozan advanced to the final round, where Robinson's double-pump reverse dunk helped seal a 51% to 49% victory. Amar'e Stoudemire received rave reviews, as did Smith when he did a tribute dunk to while donning Wilkins' jersey. Wearing short shorts, Mitchell changed plans after missing his first dunk. Iguodala caught the ball in mid-air behind the backboard, spun around to the other side while ducking his head to avoid colliding with the backboard and dunked it with his right hand.
Former Slam Dunk champion and Hall of Famer Julius Irving will also be one them, along with Los Angeles Sparks legend Lisa Leslie. Archived from on March 22, 2012. In 1994 and 1997 respectively, and won the contest. The 4 dunkers competing were all up-and-coming players: The Bucks' , the Timberwolves' , the Magic's , and the Nets'. An audio stream is also available on.