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12. Michael Jordan Wins 1988 Slam Dunk Contest

“50! They gave Jordan a 50! He retains his championship!”

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  • Honestly, did you really think Michael Jordan was going to lose the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at the old Chicago Stadium?

    With Atlanta Hawks superstar Dominique Wilkins having all but wrapped up the title in one of the greatest dunk contests in history, Jordan needed a 49 to clinch his second straight dunk title.

    What did he do? He created the poster of all posters and won with a perfect score of 50 from the judges.

    Was it a controversial win? Well, being that Wilkins got a 45 on his final dunk — in Chicago — we’ll leave that one up to you. Regardless, Jordan’s iconic dunk is still talked about and seen all over the world to the present day.

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