Brent Barry Wins the 1996 NBA Slam Dunk Contest #TBT.
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.
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 is Erin Barry married to?
Who has the most dunks in NBA history?
NBA Most Career Slam Dunks
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.
Who invented 360 dunk?
Brief history: Perhaps overshadowed by Julius Erving’s free-throw-line dunk, David Thompson completed the first 360 dunk in the 1976 ABA contest.