|Team||Los Angeles Lakers|
How old was Kobe when he won the dunk contest?
By the end of the season, he averaged 15.5 minutes a game. During the All-Star weekend, Bryant participated in the Rookie Challenge and won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the youngest dunk champion at the age of 18.
Has any white guy won the dunk contest?
It wasn’t the best or most exciting by any means, but it gave us the most surprising and different winner, with rookie Brent Barry taking home the trophy. The fun fact is that he is the first and only white player ever to win the dunk contest (apologies to Blake Griffin and Zach LaVine).
Who won the Slam Dunk Contest 3 times?
Nate Robinson has won the slam dunk contest a record three times (2006, 2009, 2010). Robinson is one of six players to have won the dunk contest more than once and one of four to win the dunk contest in back-to-back years.
Did LeBron ever do the dunk contest?
James didn’t participate in 2010, and over 10 years later, fans’ hopes have been all but dashed. It’s one of NBA history’s oddest conundrums, why James never touched the event that was partly made famous by his professional hero in Jordan. And it’s not like LeBron never did a dunk contest before.
Did Brent Barry win a dunk contest?
He won the Slam Dunk Contest in the NBA All-Star Weekend in 1996 with a Julius Erving-inspired slam dunk in which he took off from the free throw line to sail in and dunk one-handed. He was the first caucasian player to win the competition.
How much do you get for winning the dunk contest?
The prize money for winning the dunk contest is $105,000, reports The New York Times. Usually four players take part in the contest, and even if they don’t get the top prize, they still get to enjoy a little reward for their participation.