Just in case you were wondering whether the three-pointer has supplanted the dunk as the shot of choice, check Kevin Hart/Draymond Green’s heated twitter battle.
Remember Jordan vs. Dominique? Kenny “Sky” Walker’s ball through spandex’d legs in the air? Spud Webb frozen in time like thirty feet over the hardwood (all five foot seven of him) ready to mini-windmill his way to immortality? Dee Brown pumping it up? Young Kobe winning without trying? Vince Carter shaking the entire arena? And Blake Griffin (kind of) jumping over a Kia?
Yeah, for nearly two decades the Slam Dunk Competition was one of the more noteworthy sideshows in all sport. There were off years (I’m looking at you Cedric Ceballos and Jason Richardson and Jeremy Evans), but there are only so many things a man can do with a ball and a hoop and a bunch of people…
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