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(YouTube)   5-foot-7 Spud Webb turns 57 today. Here's Spud winning the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-07-13 5:46:41 PM  
He was so much fun to watch the Omni went crazy every time he dunked, Hawks could lose by 35 points but if he dunked it was a good game.
 
2020-07-13 7:38:24 PM  
Best dunker.
OF. ALL. TIME.
 
2020-07-13 8:50:23 PM  
Mugsy Bogues had more game
 
2020-07-13 9:52:30 PM  
Crewmannumber6:

If he had the average height of players of his era, andhand kept work ethic would have been better than Jordan.

His size held him down.
 
2020-07-13 9:52:51 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Best dunker.
OF. ALL. TIME.


That's adorable.

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2020-07-13 11:04:46 PM  
There's zero reason he should have won.  Amazing hops, but the dunks themself?  Meh.
 
2020-07-14 12:02:54 AM  

AuralArgument: Crewmannumber6:

If he had the average height of players of his era, andhand kept work ethic would have been better than Jordan.

His size held him down.


I seriously argue for both when the discussion comes up. C'mon now, 5' 7'' and under and starting in the NBA? Would Jordan have made the league at 5' 7"?
 
2020-07-14 11:46:01 AM  
One of my favorite sports pictures:
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2020-07-14 12:06:08 PM  

mjbok: There's zero reason he should have won.  Amazing hops, but the dunks themself?  Meh.


The reason was because he was so short, and the dunk contest was and will always be subjective.  The only way to get rid of subjectivity would be to assign each dunk a difficulty rating ahead of time and only give credit for making the dunk.  Of course, bias would come into play when an athlete is able to throw down combinations no other athlete can, and the governing body doesn't assign a higher difficulty rating.  Right, Simone Biles?
 
2020-07-14 4:28:19 PM  

DRTFA: mjbok: There's zero reason he should have won.  Amazing hops, but the dunks themself?  Meh.

The reason was because he was so short, and the dunk contest was and will always be subjective.  The only way to get rid of subjectivity would be to assign each dunk a difficulty rating ahead of time and only give credit for making the dunk.  Of course, bias would come into play when an athlete is able to throw down combinations no other athlete can, and the governing body doesn't assign a higher difficulty rating.  Right, Simone Biles?


I get that, but the dunks that he did there's not a single player in the NBA that couldn't do the same ones.
 
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