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Thursday, February 11, 2016

30th Anniversary Of Spud Webb, NBA Dunk Contest Champion

This weekend marks the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. Included in that weekend is the annual NBA Slam Dunk Contest, which 30 years ago was won by Spud Webb in a David and Goliath-type match up. Webb, 5’7″, was the shortest player to ever win.

Guard Anthony "Spud" Webb of the Atlanta Hawks leaps to victory during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Stephen Dunn/Allsport via Getty Images)

Guard Anthony “Spud” Webb of the Atlanta Hawks leaps to victory during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Stephen Dunn/Allsport via Getty Images)

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