History of the dunk contest complete with videos

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Here's something to chew on while you wait for the 2011 slam dunk contest to get a move on already. It's a score history of all of the dunks from 1984 to 2010, complete with video. From the commentator after Michael Jordan's first dunk in round 3 in 1988: "I like to call that the Chinese Superman dunk. He goes in slanted."

[Hoopism via @infochimps]


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