The NBA Slam Dunk contest 2008 will be held at the New Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 16th with four exciting players trying to win the title.
NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest action began in 1984 when Larry Nance defeated Julius Erving. The ABA actually started the contest back in 1976 when Dr. J won the title. The ABA and NBA merged the next year and the NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest was not renewed until 1984. Early NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest action was dominated by Michael Jordan. He came in second in 1985 and then won in 1987 and 1988. He is one of only two players in the history of the NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest to defend the title. The other player to perform that feat was Golden State’s Jason Richardson in the NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest in 2002 and 2003. Other superstar players like Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter have also won the Slam Dunk title.
NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest action features a variety of dunks. The most popular NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest dunks are the Windmill Dunk which is where a player makes a circular motion before dunking it. Another NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest dunk that is popular is the 360 Dunk where a player spins full around before dunking the ball. A memorable NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest dunk was the free throw line dunk where a player takes off from the free throw line and then dunks. Another NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest dunk is the between the legs Dunk. This is where a player puts the ball through his legs while in the air before dunking it. Players in the NBA Slam Dunk contest 2008 may also try the off the backboard dunk where players toss it off the backboard before dunking the ball. The NBA Slam Dunk contest 2008 should feature a number of unique dunks that will try and win over the judges. NBA Slam Dunk contest 2008 action should be excellent with four players competing for the title.