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NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST HISTORY


In the 80's, with players like Julius Erving, Larry Nance, Dominique Wilkins or Michael Jordan, who were able to make art executing a dunk, the NBA decided to include the Slam Dunk contest (and also the legends game) in the NBA 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 round 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 Spud 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 elimination of the Slam Dunk contest in 1998.

But now, since 2000, with a new generation of dunkers led by Vince Carter the show is back.

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2014: East Team & John Wall Watch 2014 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video -  More 2014 info

Freestyle Round East: Watch Video
Freestyle Round West: Watch Video

Battle #1: Terrence Ross vs Damian Lillard (2-1) - Watch Video
Battle #2: Paul George vs Harrison Barnes (3-0) - Watch Video
Battle #3: John Wall vs Ben McLemore (3-0) - Watch Video

2013: Terrence Ross Watch 2013 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video -  More 2013 info

Players First Round Fan Votes
Terrence Ross 50+49=99 58%
Jeremy Evans 47+43=90 42%
Eric Bledsoe 39+50=89  
Kenneth Faried 39+50=89  
Gerald Green 50+32=82  
James White 45+32=77  

Watch all the videos at NBA.com (click on the links below)

1st Round

Gerald Green first dunk (off the backboard side with Lance Stephenson, head over rim)
Gerald Green second dunk (missed dunk)

James White first dunk (two-handed slam jumping one step over the free throw line)
James White second dunk (missed dunk)

Terrence Ross first dunk (360 behind the back)
Terrence Ross second dunk (180 catching the ball in the air)

Kenneth Faried first dunk (soft 360 off the backboard)
Kenneth Faried second dunk (off the backboard & between the legs)

Eric Bledsoe first dunk (easy dunk)
Eric Bledsoe second dunk ('cradle the rock' dunk)

Jeremy Evans first dunk (over Mark Eaton)
Jeremy Evans second dunk (360 with 2 balls)

Final

Terrence Ross first dunk (Vince Carter tribute, 360 off the backboard side)
Terrence Ross second dunk (over a ballboy & behind the legs)

Jeremy Evans first dunk (over a big canvas)
Jeremy Evans second dunk (one-handed catching the ball in the air)

2012: Jeremy Evans Watch 2012 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2012 info

Watch and download NBA.com videos. You'll need a FLV player to watch the downloaded files ==> Download KM Player

Chase Budinger first dunk - Download
Chase Budinger second dunk - Download
Chase Budinger third dunk - Download

Jeremy Evans first dunk - Download
Jeremy Evans second dunk - Download
Jeremy Evans third dunk - Download

Paul George first dunk - Download
Paul George second dunk - Download
Paul George third dunk - Download

Derrick Williams first dunk - Download
Derrick Williams second dunk - Download
Derrick Williams third dunk - Download

Players Fan Votes
Jeremy Evans 29%
Chase Budinger 28%
Paul George  
Derrick Williams  

2011: Blake Griffin Watch 2011 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2011 info

More videos (.flv files, click the links to download or play the video)

Watch Blake Griffin first final dunk
Watch Blake Griffin car dunk

Watch Javale McGee first final dunk
Watch Javale McGee second final dunk

Watch Blake Griffin first dunk
Watch Blake Griffin second dunk

Watch Javale McGee first dunk
Watch Javale McGee second dunk

Watch DeMar DeRozan first dunk
Watch DeMar DeRozan second dunk

Watch Serge Ibaka first dunk
Watch Serge Ibaka second dunk

Players First Round Final
Blake Griffin 49+46:95 68%
Javale McGee 50+49:99 32%
DeMar DeRozan 44+50:94  
Serge Ibaka 45+45:90  

2010: Nate Robinson  Watch 2010 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2010 info

Players First Round Final
Nate Robinson 44+45:89 51%
DeMar DeRozan 42+50:92 49%
Shannon Brown 37+41:78  
Gerald Wallace 38+40:78  

2009: Nate Robinson  Watch 2009 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2009 info

Players First Round Final
Nate Robinson 46+41:87 52%
Dwight Howard 50+50:100 48%
JR Smith 43+42:85  
Rudy Fernandez 42+42:84  
Rudy Gay DNP - Injured

2008: Dwight Howard  Watch 2008 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2008 info

Players First Round Final
Dwight Howard 50+50:100 78%
Gerald Green 46+45:91 22%
Jamario Moon 46+44:90  
Rudy Gay 37+48:85  

 

2007: Gerald Green  Watch 2007 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2007 info

Players First Round Final
Gerald Green 48+47:95 41+50:91
Nate Robinson 45+45:90 39+41:80
Dwight Howard 43+42:85  
Tyrus Thomas 37+43:80  

2006: Nate Robinson  Watch 2006 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2006 info

Players First Round Final
Nate Robinson 49+44:93 44+50+47:141
Andre Iguodala 45+50:95 50+44+46:140
Josh Smith 41+45:86  
Hakim Warrick 40+41:81  

 

2005: Josh Smith  Watch 2005 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2005 info

Players First Round Final
Josh Smith 45+50:95 50+50:100
Amare Stoudemire 45+50:95 45+42:87
J.R. Smith 45+45:90  
Chris Andersen 41+36:77  


2004: Fred Jones  Watch 2004 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2004 info

Players First Round Final
Fred Jones 45+50:95 50+36:86
Jason Richardson 50+42:92 45+33:78
Chris Andersen 42+46:88  
Ricky Davis 45+31:76  


2003: Jason Richardson  Watch 2003 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2003 info

Players First Round Final
Jason Richardson 50+50:100 46+50:96
Desmond Mason 46+44:90 50+43:93
Amare Stoudemire 49+25:74  
Richard Jefferson 37+37:74  


2002: Jason Richardson  Watch 2002 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2002 info

Players First Round Final
Jason Richardson 48-31-50:98 36+49:85
Desmond Mason 41-43-36:84 44+36:80
Gerald Wallace 31-44-40:84  
Steve Francis 41-40-37:77  


2001: Desmond Mason  Watch 2001 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2001 info

Players First Round Final
Desmond Mason 31-42-49:91 45+44:89
Deshawn Stevenson 30-46-49:95 38+47:85
Baron Davis 45-31-49:94 44+33:77
Jonathan Bender 30-46-44:90  
Stromile Swift 45-45-33:90  
Corey Maggette 46-42-40:88  


2000: Vince Carter
  Watch 2000 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 2000 info

Players First Round Final
Vince Carter 50-49-50:100 50+48:98
Steve Francis 45-50-32:95 43+48:91
Tracy McGrady 45-49-50:99 45+32:77
Ricky Davis 40-32-48:88  
Jerry Stackhouse 41-36-42:83  
Larry Hugues 30-30-37:67  


1997: Kobe Bryant
  Watch 1997 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1997 info

Players First Round Final
Kobe Bryant 37 49
Chris Carr 39 45
Michael Finley 44 33
Darvin Ham 36  
Ray Allen 35  
Bob Sura 35  
Allen Iverson Injured  


1996: Brent Barry  Watch 1996 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1996 info

Players First Round Final
Brent Barry 45,5 49,0
Michael Finley 45,0 46,0
Greg Minor 41,5 40,0
Jerry Stackhouse 40,0  
Doug Christie 39,5  
Darrell Armstrong 25,5  
Grant Hill Injured  


1995: Harold Miner
  Watch 1995 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1995 info

Players First Round Final
Harold Miner 49,2 46,0
Isiah Rider 44,6 34,0
Jamie Watson 40,4 26,0
Antonio Harvey 35,2  
Tim Perry 31,0  
Tony Dumas 15,0  


1994: Isaiah Rider
  Watch 1994 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1994 info

Players First Round Final
Isiah Rider 46,8 49,0-47,0
Shawn Kemp 46,6 43,8-25,0
Robert Pack 42,0 25,0-25,0
Allan Houston 41,5  
Antonio Davis 40,0  
James Robinson 39,0  


1993: Harold Miner
  Watch 1993 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1993 info

Players First Round Final
Harold Miner 49,0-45,8-45,8:94,8 47,0-48,0-49,4:97,1
Clarence Weatherspoon 43,2-44,3-38,5:87,5 44,7-27,5-47,5:92,2
Cedric Ceballos 22,5-42,2-45,1:87,4 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  


1992: Cedric Ceballos
  Watch 1992 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1992 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Cedric Ceballos 43,1+42,3:85,4 45,7+44,7:90,4 43,3+47,2+50:97,2
Larry Johnson 44,8+46,9:91,7 48,6+49,4:98,0 33,5+32,5:66,0
Nick Anderson 47,4+41,2:88,6 46,0+43,8:89,8  
John Starks 42,6+47,0:89,6 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    
Terrell Brandon Injured    


1991: Dee Brown
  Watch 1991 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1991 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Dee Brown 48,2+44,2:92,4 49,6+48,4:98,0 48,1+46,4+49,6:97,7
Shawn Kemp 47,6+48,2:95,8 48,3+47,3:95,6 44,3+48,0+45,7:93,7
Rex Chapman 45,5+49,7:95,2 49,0+46,0:94,0  
Kenny Smith 48,5+42,3:90,8 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    


1990: Dominique Wilkins
  Watch 1990 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1990 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Dominique Wilkins 48,1-48,2:96,3 48,0-49,7:97,7 47,9-49,7-49,2:146,8
Kenny Smith 43,4-49,6:93,0 49,1-49,2:98,3 48,1-49,8-47,2:145,1
Kenny Walker 47,0-48,2:95,2 49,5-47,9:97,4  
Shawn Kemp 49,1-49,1:98,2 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    


1989: Kenny 'Sky' Walker
  Watch 1989 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1989 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Kenny Walker 42,5+48,8:91,3 46,9+49,5:96,4 48,9+49,6+49,6:148,1
Clyde Drexler 46,6+47,1:93,7 47,3+47,7:95,0 24,5+25,0:49,5
Spud Webb 46,8+47,7:94,5 47,8+44,0:91,8  
Shelton Jones 44,1+45,4:89,5 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    


1988: Michael Jordan  Watch 1988 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1988 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Michael Jordan 47+47:94 50+48+47:145 50+47+50:147
Dominique Wilkins 49+47:96 49+47+47:143 50+50+45:145
Clyde Drexler 44+44:88 45+42+46:133  
Otis Smith 40+47:87 45+22+42:109  
Jerome Kersey 41+38:79    
Greg Anderson 42+34:76    
Spud Webb 34+18:52    
Ron Harper Injured    


1987: Michael Jordan  Watch 1987 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1987 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Michael Jordan 41+47:88 49+49+50:148 48+48+50:146
Jerome Kersey 48+44:92 50+48+49:147 46+45+49:140
Terence Stansbury 49+50:99 49+45+50:144  
Clyde Drexler 45+47:92 46+45+45:136  
Ron Harper 45+38:83    
Johnny Dawkins 37+44:81    
Tom Chambers 41+21:62    
Gerald Wilkins 41+21:62    


1986: Spud Webb  Watch 1986 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1986 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Spud Webb 46+48+47:141 50+42+46:138 50+50:100
Dominique Wilkins Qualified Semifinal 46+47+45:138 50+48:98
Terence Stansbury 34+47+48:129 * 44+39+49:132  
Gerald Wilkins 44+50+39:133 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    
Orlando Woolridge Injured    

* Terence Stansbury broke the tie with a better extra dunk.

1985: Dominique Wilkins  Watch 1985 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1985 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Dominique Wilkins 47+49+49:145 48+45+47:140 48+39+47:134
Michael Jordan 44+44+42:130 45+47+50:142 47+25+50:122
Terence Stansbury 46+50+34:130 49+48+39:136  
Julius Erving Qualified Semifinal 43+44+45:132  
Larry Nance Qualified Semifinal 42+47+42:131  
Darrell Griffith 38+42+46:126    
Orlando Woolridge 40+43+41:124    
Clyde Drexler 39+39+44:122    


1984: Larry Nance  Watch 1984 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest video - More 1984 info

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Larry Nance 44+44+46:134 49+48+43:140 48-39-47:134
Julius Erving 39+47+48:134 44+49+47:140 47-25-50:122
Dominique Wilkins 47+39+49:135 48+48+41:137  
Darrell Griffith 39+40+42:121 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