Michael Jordan among five two-time Slam Dunk Contest winners.
How many dunk contests did Michael Jordan participate in?
Michael Jordan’s Slam Dunk Contest history Beyond the more prestigious honors such as being a six-time NBA champion and five-time league MVP, he has a pair of Slam Dunk Contest awards to his name. Jordan participated in the event three times in his career but won in his final two appearances in 1987 and 1988.
Did Kobe win a dunk contest?
Kobe Bryant becomes youngest Slam Dunk Contest champion
Bryant was 18 years and 169 days old when he won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest in Cleveland as a rookie. It wasn’t one of the most memorable dunk contests, but Bryant beat out Michael Finley and Chris Carr in the final round.
Did MJ ever win the dunk contest?
While Robinson is the only NBA player to win the competition three times, there are five men who have been victorious twice: Dominique Wilkins (1985 and 1990), Michael Jordan (1987 and 1988), Harold Miner (1993 and 1995), Jason Richardson (2002 and 2003) and Zack LaVine (2015 and 2016).
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.
Has a white person ever 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).
How old was Kobe when he could dunk?
Kobe Bryant first dunk contest when he was 15 years old.