Special Sub-Topic: NBA Slam Dunk Contest
|What two players competed five different times in slam dunk contests between 1984 and 1990?|
Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler. Wilkins competed in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, and 1990. Drexler competed in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1989. Kersey was in the contest 4 times, while Webb and Jordan were in it 3 times. Pippen was in the 1990 dunk contest only.
|In 2008, Dwight Howard pulled out a "heroic" dunk for his second attempt of the night donning a costume, emulating what superhero?|
Superman. Howard's Superman dunk scored a perfect 50 from the judges. Howard won the competition, scoring a perfect 100 in the first round and getting over 3/4 of the fan vote in the finals.
|Which of the following players that have competed in the three-point shootout, has never been a competitor in the dunk contest?|
Dana Barros. Brent Barry won the 1996 dunk contest. Ray Allen won the 2001 three-point shootout. Dana Barros was in the shootout for four straight years, from 1993-96. Along with Barry, Bob Sura competed just once in each event.
|Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant won every competition that occurred in the four years from 1997-2000. How many did each win?|
Carter:1, Bryant:1. Bryant won in 1997 and Carter won in 2000. There was no dunk contest in 1998 and no All-Star Game (and thus no dunk contest) in 1999 due to the lockout.
|What NBA team was the first to produce two different slam dunk contest champions?|
Atlanta & Hawks & Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks produced two different champions within three years of the inception of the contest. Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb won in 1985 and 1986, respectively.
|What type of cake was used as a prop in Gerald Green's 2008 dunk called, "The Birthday Cake"?|
Cupcake. In one of the contests great intricately creative dunks, Green caught an alley oop from teammate Rashad McCants, blew out a birthday candle on a cupcake that was set on the back of the rim, and threw down the slam.
|Name one of the two cities in which Michael Jordan won the Slam Dunk Contest.|
Seattle & Chicago. Jordan won in back-to-back years in 1987 (Seattle) and 1988 (Chicago). His victory in Chicago was slightly controversial as many thought Dominique Wilkins should have won the competition, but Jordan was given the award since he was in front of his home fans in Chicago.
|In the 2005 competition, Steve Nash showed off his soccer skills by heading an alley oop to which dunk contest participant?|
Amare Stoudemire. Stoudemire and Nash needed two tries to pull off this team dunk, but the second time was nearly flawless as Stoudemire caught the header, and put the ball in while turning mid-air.
|In 2007, the five judges were all past champions of NBA slam dunk contests. What past dunk contest winner was not one of these judges?|
Jason Richardson. The other two members of the judges panel were Julius Erving and Dominique Wilkins. Jason Richardson won back-to-back Slam Dunk Contests in 2002 and 2003.
|Many players have utilized the tactic of jumping over another player as part of one of their dunks. Which combination of dunker and player jumped over, is the correct match?|
Josh Smith over Kenyon Martin. Josh Smith won the 2005 dunk contest in Denver (where Martin played that year). In addition to the leap over Martin, he also performed a windmill dunk as an homage to Dominique Wilkins while wearing a Wilkins throwback jersey.
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