Index
NBA All Star Game

SLAM DUNK

Results & winner picture
Details
Winner, Team
Jason Richardson, Golden State
Jason Richardson, Golden State
Desmond Mason, Seattle
Vince Carter, Toronto
1999
No competition - lockout
1998
No competition
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Brent Barry, L.A. Clippers
Harold Miner, Miami
Isaiah Rider, Minnesota
Harold Miner, Cleveland
Cedric Ceballos, Phoenix
Dee Brown, Boston
Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta
Kenny Walker, New York
Michael Jordan, Chicago
Michael Jordan, Chicago
Spud Webb, Atlanta
Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta
Larry Nance, Phoenix

When appeared in the league players like Julius Erving, Larry Nance, Dominique Wilkins or Michael Jordan, who were (maybe are) capable to make art executing a dunk, the NBA decided to include the Slam Dunk contest (with the legends game) in the All Star Weekend.

The rules are simple, each player has to make a number of dunks. The jury give their notes. The highest scores pass to the next round. In the final the player with the highest number of points win.

Specially in the first years it was a huge show, with great stars like Michael Jordan or big surprises like Spudd Webb.
While years passed, there was less imagination, and the big stars didn't want to participate because of the risk of injuries.
These were some reasons of the supression of the Slam Dunk contest in 1998.

But now, in 2000, with a new generation of players the show has returned.

 

1984
In the first edition was a high level with a great specialists. Every player had to make three dunks in each of the three rounds.
Julius Erving was the first player to get a 50 (perfect dunk), but the winner was Larry Nance.
It was the only contest with 9 players.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                      SEMIFINAL                        FINAL
Dominique Wilkins 47-39-49:135 Julius Erving ... 44-49-47:140 Larry Nance 48-39-47:134
Julius Erving ... 39-47-48:134 Larry Nance ..... 49-48-43:140 Julius Erving 47-25-50:122
Larry Nance ..... 44-44-46:134 Dominique Wilkins 48-48-41:137
Darrell Griffith 39-40-42:121 Darrell Griffith 42-42-24:108
Edgar Jones ..... 32-43-43:118
Ralph Sampson ... 37-40-41:118
Orlando Woolridge 23-45-48:116
Clyde Drexler ... 40-24-44:108
Michael Cooper .. 24-24-22:70
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1985
This edition was the first meeting of Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins, winning the second with 2 amazing 50 in the final
The two finalists of the past year (Julius Erving and Larry Nance) passed directly to the semifinal.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                      SEMIFINAL                        FINAL
Dominique Wilkins 47-49-49:145 Michael Jordan... 45-47-50:142 Dominique Wilkins 48-39-47:134
Michael Jordan .. 44-44-42:130 Dominique Wilkins 48-45-47:140 Michael Jordan .. 47-25-50:122
Terence Stansbury 46-50-34:130 Terence Stansbury 49-48-39:136
Julius Erving ... Passed Autom. Julius Erving .. 43-44-45:132
Larry Nance ..... Passed Autom. Larry Nance ..... 42-47-42:131
Darrell Griffith. 38-42-46:126
Orlando Woolrdige 40-43-41:124
Clyde Drexler ... 39-39-44:122
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1986
The big surprise happened. In his native city, the little Spud Webb (5-6 feet, 1.70 metres) won in a huge contest.
He made a perfect final with two 50, winning this way to Dominique Wilkins.
The big absence was the one of Michael Jordan, because of an injury.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                      SEMIFINAL                        FINAL
Spud Webb ....... 46-48-47:141 Spud Webb ....... 50-42-46:138 Spud Webb ....... 50-50:100
Gerald Wilkins .. 44-50-39:133 Dominique Wilkins 46-47-45:138 Dominique Wilkins 50-48:98
Terence Stansbury 34-47-48:129 Terence Stansbury 44-39-49:132
Dominique Wilkins Passed Autom. Gerald Wilkins .. 37-25-25:87
Jerome Kersey* .. 39-43-47:129
Paul Pressey .... 44-35-37:116
Roy Hinson ...... 35-39-38:112
Terry Tyler ..... 37-36-37:110
* Stansbury won in the extra dunk
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1987
Seattle saw the consecration of Michael Jordan. Michael flew from the free shot line till the basket, making this way one of the best dunks in history.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                      SEMIFINAL                        FINAL
Terence Stansbury 49-50:99 Michael Jordan .. 49-49-50:148 Michael Jordan .. 48-48-50:146
Clyde Drexler ... 45-47:92 Jerome Kersey ... 50-48-49:147 Jerome Kersey ... 46-45-49:140
Jerome Kersey ... 48-44:92 Terence Stansbury 49-45-50:144
Michael Jordan .. 41-47:88 Clyde Drexler ... 46-45-45:136
Ron Harper ...... 45-38:83
Johnny Dawkins .. 37-44:81
Tom Chambers .... 41-21:62
Gerald Wilkins .. 41-21:62
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1988
Another big duel between Michael Jordan and Dominique WIlkins. A lot of people thought that Dominique should have won, but it was Michael Jordan who won (probably) the best slam dunk contest.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                      SEMIFINAL                        FINAL
Dominique Wilkins 49-47:96 Michael Jordan .. 50-48-47:145 Michael Jordan .. 50-47-50:147
Michael Jordan .. 47-47:94 Dominique Wilkins 49-47-47:143 Dominique Wilkins 50-50-45:145
Clyde Drexler ... 44-44:88 Clyde Drexler ... 45-42-46:133
Otis Smith ...... 40-47:87 Otis Smith ...... 45-22-42:109
Jerome Kersey ... 41-38:79
Greg Anderson ... 42-34:76
Spud Webb ....... 34-18:52
Ron Harper ...... Injured.
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1989
In this edition appeared the tenths in the scores. There was an unequal final between Clyde Drexler (who fail his two dunks and didn't want to do the third) and Kenny Walker, who won with a great final.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                   SEMIFINAL                     FINAL
Spud Webb .... 46,8-47,7:94,5 Kenny Walker . 46,9-49,5:96,4 Kenny Walker 48,9-49,6-49,6:148,1
Clyde Drexler 46,6-47,1:93,7 Clyde Drexler 47,3-47,7:95,0 Clyde Drexler 24,5-25,0:49,5
Kenny Walker . 42,5-48,8:91,3 Spud Webb .... 47,8-44,0:91,8
Shelton Jones 44,1-45,4:89,5 Shelton Jones 45,7-44,9:90,6
Tim Perry .... 44,4-45,0:89,4
Jerome Kersey 44,9-44,0:88,9
Ron Harper ... 41,7-46,8:88,5
Chris Morris . 41,1-42,1:83,2
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1990
Finally Dominique Wilkins decided to participate in the contest, and won it.
Kenny Smith was the surprise and a good finalist with a great dunk, but the classic movement of Dominique made him champion again.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                   SEMIFINAL                     FINAL
Shawn Kemp ... 49,1-49,1:98,2 Kenny Smith .. 49,1-49,2:98,3 D. Wilkins 47,9-49,7-49,2:146,8
D. Wilkins ... 48,1-48,2:96,3 D. Wilkins ... 48,0-49,7:97,7 Kenny Smith 48,1-49,8-47,2:145,1
Kenny Walker . 47,0-48,2:95,2 Kenny Walker . 49,5-47,9:97,4
Kenny Smith .. 43,4-49,6:93,0 Shawn Kemp ... 47,6-48,8:96,4
Scottie Pippen 47,2-45,0:92,3
Rex Chapman .. 45,5-46,6:92,1
Billy Thompson 47,7-43,7:91,4
Kenny Battle . 43,4-49,6:93,0
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1991
The great stars in the league began to renounce to the contest, and new players with new ideas filled their place.
In this edition Dee Brown with a dunk where his right arm was in front of his eyes, beat the favourite Shawn Kemp.
In the final, players made 3 dunks, but only the best two marks made the puntuation.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                   SEMIFINAL                     FINAL
Shawn Kemp ... 47,6-48,2:95,8 Dee Brown .... 49,6-48,4:98,0 Dee Brown .. 48,1-46,4-49,6:97,7
Rex Chapman .. 45,5-49,7:95,2 Shawn Kemp ... 48,3-47,3:95,6 Shawn Kemp . 44,3-48,0-45,7:93,7
Dee Brown .... 48,2-44,2:92,4 Rex Chapman .. 49,0-46,0:94,0
Kenny Smith .. 48,5-42,3:90,8 Kenny Smith .. 46,6-41,3:87,9
Kenny Williams 42,3-44,6:86,9
Blue Edwards . 40,1-44,2:84,3
Otis Smith ... 41,2-41,8:83,0
Kendall Gill . 40,1-40,9:81,0
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1992
Larry Johnson commanded in the first rounds, but in the final he missed two dunks. The victory went to Cedric Ceballos, with his great bandage in his eyes. He made a 50, 4 years later than Michael Jordan, who made a 50 in 1988.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                    SEMIFINAL                      FINAL
Larry Johnson . 44,8-46,9:91,7 Larry Johnson . 48,6-49,4:98,0 Cedric Ceballos 43,3-47,2-50:97,2
John Starks ... 42,6-47,0:89,6 Cedric Ceballos 45,7-44,7:90,4 Larry Johnson . 33,5-32,5:66,0
Nick Anderson . 47,4-41,2:88,6 Nick Anderson . 46,0-43,8:89,8
Cedric Ceballos 43,1-42,3:85,4 John Starks ... 43,1-44,8:87,9
Doug West ..... 44,3-39,8:84,1
Shawn Kemp .... 47,4-34,0:81,4
Stacey Augmon . 44,7-34,8:79,5
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1993
New rules in this edition. Players made three dunks in the first round, two best dunks were valid. Three best players in the first round went directly to final.
The best man during the contest, Harold Miner, won clearly.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                                   FINAL
Harold Miner ........ 49,0-45,8-45,8:94,8 Harold Miner ........ 47,0-48,0-49,4:97,1
Clarence Weatherspoon 43,2-44,3-38,5:87,5 Clarence Weatherspoon 44,7-27,5-47,5:92,2
Cedric Ceballos ..... 22,5-42,2-45,1:87,4 Cedric Ceballos ..... 24,5-42,3-37,5:79,8
David Benoit ........ 41,5-44,3-28,5:85,8
Kenny Smith ......... 46,5-38,5-26,5:85,0
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf .. 38,0-26,0-42,8:80,8
Tim Perry ........... 38,5-22,0-31,5:70,0
Shawn Kemp .......... Injured
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1994
More rules changes in this edition. In the first round every player had 90 seconds to make as dunks as he wanted. The three best scores passed to the final. In the final, players made two dunks, and the best score won. With a poor level Isaiah Rider won.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                        FINAL
Isaiah Rider .... 46,8 Isaiah Rider . 49,0-47,0
Shawn Kemp ...... 46,6 Shawn Kemp ... 43,8-25,0
Robert Pack ..... 42,0 Robert Pack .. 25,0-25,0
Allan Houston ... 41,5
Antonio Davis ... 40,0
James Robinson .. 39,0
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1995
Harold Miner got this year his second slam dunk contest. This time, players made 3 dunks in 90 seconds in the first round and 2 in 60 in the final.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                        FINAL
Harold Miner .... 49,2 Harold Miner . 46,0
Isaiah Rider .... 44,6 Isaiah Rider . 34,0
Jamie Watson .... 40,4 Jamie Watson . 26,0
Antonio Harvey .. 35,2
Tim Perry ....... 31,0
Tony Dumas ...... 15,0
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1996
For the first time in the history of this contest, a white guy could win. The honor went to Brent Barry (Rick Barry' son) who beat Michael Finley in the final with a dunk from the free throws line.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                        FINAL
Brent Barry ..... 45,5 Brent Barry .. 46,0
Michael Finley .. 45,0 Michael Finley 34,0
Greg Minor ...... 41,5 Greg Minor ... 26,0
Jerry Stackhouse 40,0
Doug Christie ... 39,5
Darrell Armstrong 25,5
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1997
It was the last contest, till its recovery in 2000. Like in Seattle '87, this edition presented a new star to the world, in this case Kobe Bryant who won clearly in the final. The tenths dissapeared of the scores.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                        FINAL
Chris Carr ...... 44 Kobe Bryant .. 49
Michael Finley .. 39 Chris Carr ... 45
Kobe Bryant ..... 37 Michael Finley 33
Darvin Ham ...... 36
Ray Allen ....... 35
Bob Sura ........ 35
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2000
When a player make three perfect dunks, there isn't doubts about his victory.
In the year 2000 this player was Vince Carter. He had two great rivals in Steve Francis, and his cousin Tracy McGrady. In the first round the best two dunks were counted.
The main change in this edition was an obligatory dunk for each player, helped for another player.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                                 FINAL
Vince Carter .... 50-49-50:100 Vince Carter ... 50-48:98
Tracy McGrady ... 45-49-50:99 Steve Francis .. 43-48:91
Steve Francis ... 45-50-32:95 Tracy McGrady .. 42-32:77
Ricky Davis ..... 40-32-48:88
Jerry Stackhouse 41-36-42:83
Larry Hugues .... 30-30-37:67
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2001
It was the worst dunk contest in the All-Star history, there were a lot of dunks in the All-Star Game (even in the Rookie Challenge) better than the contest. Desmond Mason won with the low score in a final (89 with 2 dunks). 6 young players participated, but there wasn't originality. Only Maggette with a somersault, and Baron Davis with his recorded dunk. Davis probably was the best player, but he missed the key dunk in the final.

    RESULTS

FIRST ROUND                                 FINAL
Deshawn Stevenson 30-46-49:95 Desmond Mason .. 45-44:89
Baron Davis ..... 45-31-49:94 Deshawn Stevenson 38-47:85
Desmond Mason ... 31-42-49:91 Baron Davis ..... 44-33:77
Jonathan Bender . 30-46-44:90
Stromile Swift .. 45-45-33:90
Corey Maggette .. 46-42-40:88
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2002
Only 4 players participated in this edition. The main new was the roulette of classic dunks. Each player had to do a classic dunk. It was a good idea, but not for Steve Francis, who wasn't able to make the Terence Starbury 360. Gerald Wallace made a great "free throw line" dunk ala Julius Erving. Jason Richardson make the "Tomahawk" as good as Dominique, and won the contest with a 50 points reverse dunk in the final.

    RESULTS

SEMIFINAL                                    FINAL
Jason Richardson . 48-31-50:98 Jason Richardson 36-49:85
Desmond Mason .... 41-43-36:84 Deshawn Stevenson 44-36:80
Gerald Wallace ... 31-44-40:84
Steve Francis .... 41-40-37:77
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2003

    RESULTS

SEMIFINAL                                    FINAL
Jason Richardson . 50-50:100 Jason Richardson 46-50:96 Desmond Mason .... 46-44:90 Desmond Mason ... 50-43:93 Amare Stoudemire . 49-25:74 Richard Jefferson 37-37:74
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