NBA ALL-STAR SLAM DUNK CONTESTS FROM 2009-2000
2009 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST PHOENIX
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2009
|Rudy Gay||DNP – Injured|
2008 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST NEW ORLEANS
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2008
2007 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST LAS VEGAS
- Winner: Gerald Green (BOS)
- There was an important rule change for this year’s competition: Upon receiving the ball from the referee, players had a two-minute time limit to complete their dunks.
- After the two-minute clock expires, if a player hasn’t completed a dunk, he would have two more attempts to do so.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2007
2006 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST HOUSTON
- Winner: Nate Robinson (NY)
- In 2005 Josh Smith won the contest making his tribute to Dominique Wilkins.
- In 2006, 20 years after Spud Webb surprised the world flying in the slam dunk contest, Nate Robinson repeated the script.
- Josh Smith couldn’t make it to the final, and his two-handed dunk from almost the free throw received a weak score of 41 points.
- Hakim Warrick had bad luck finishing his dunks and he did not make it to the second round.
- Before the final, Andre Iguodala made one of the best dunks ever: Allen Iverson throw the ball to the back of the backboard and Iguodala jumped from behind the baseline to catch the ball (avoiding at the same time to crash his head against the backboard) and dunking with his right hand. A perfect 50 score.
- In the final round, Nate Robinson got another 50 jumping over Spud Webb, and the judges decided that they want to see a tie-breaker.
- The final attempts were weird. Robinson tried 14 times before making a spectacular dunk passing the ball two times between his legs in the air before throwing the ball to the backboard and running fast to grab it and dunk.
- Iguodala made a reverse dunk from the baseline passing the ball between his legs, and received one pint less than Robinson. Maybe he should have tried something different.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2006
|Nate Robinson||49+44 =93||44+50+47 =141|
|Andre Iguodala||45+50 =95||50+44+46=140|
|Josh Smith||41+45 =86|
|Hakim Warrick||40+41 =81|
2005 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST DENVER
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2005
2004 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST LOS ANGELES
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2004
2003 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST ATLANTA
- Winner: Jason Richardson (GS)
- A really good contest, where the quality exceeded the quantity.
- Two players like Jason Richardson and Desmond Mason made a name for themselves amongst the greatest dunkers.
- In the first round, Richard Jefferson made a pair of very weak dunks, including an attempt to copy Vince Carter’s elbow dunk, and the judges (all former NBA Slam Dunk winners: Jordan, Wilkins, Webb, Dee Brown and Dr. J) punished him.
- Suns rookie Amare Stoudemire showed good conditions with a great between-the-legs dunk, but a miss in his second dunk prevented him to advance to the final.
- Desmond Mason with a windmill and a dunk very similar to the one he made to win the contest in 2001, provided enough points to move toward the final.
- The final started with Mason’s best performance, another between-the-legs dunk where he caught the ball very far from the rim and finished with his left hand: 50 points.
- Richardson only obtained 45 points, but Mason did not kill off the contest (43).
- Everything was in Richardson’s hands. He needed a 49 to win, but his last dunk excelled the expectations: Running behind the basket, he caught the ball after a high bounce with his back looking to the rim, passing the ball between his legs while he flew, and finishing miraculously with his left hand (50).
- Another great dunk to remember, and the second consecutive title for Richardson, who is only the second player to win this contest back-to-back.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2003
2002 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST PHILADELPHIA
- Winner: Jason Richardson (GS)
- Only 4 players participated in this edition.
- The main innovation was the roulette of classic dunks. Each player had to do a classic dunk.
- It was a good idea, but not for Steve Francis, who wasn’t able to make the Terence Starbury 360º.
- Gerald Wallace made a great “free throw line” dunk ala Julius Erving.
- Jason Richardson executed the “Tomahawk” as well as Dominique Wilkins, and won the contest with a 50 points reverse dunk in the final.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2002
|Jason Richardson||48-31-50 =98||36+49 =85|
|Desmond Mason||41-43-36 =84||44+36 =80|
|Gerald Wallace||31-44-40 =84|
|Steve Francis||41-40-37 =77|
2001 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST WASHINGTON
- Winner: Desmond Mason (SEA)
- It was probably the worst dunk contest in the All-Star history, there were a lot of dunks in the All-Star Game (even in the Rookie Challenge) better than the dunks in this contest.
- Desmond Mason won with the lowest score in a final (89 with 2 dunks).
- 6 young players participated, but there wasn’t any uniqueness.
- Only Maggette with a somersault, and Baron Davis with his recorded dunk showed a good performance.
- Davis probably was the best contestant, but he missed the key dunk in the final.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2001
|Desmond Mason||31-42-49 =91||45+44 =89|
|Deshawn Stevenson||30-46-49 =95||38+47 =85|
|Baron Davis||45-31-49 =94||44+33 =77|
|Jonathan Bender||30-46-44 =90|
|Stromile Swift||45-45-33 =90|
|Corey Maggette||46-42-40 =88|
2000 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST OAKLAND
- Winner: Vince Carter (TOR)
- If a player makes three perfect dunks, there is no doubts about the victory.
- In the year 2000, this player was Vince Carter. He had two great rivals in Steve Francis, and his cousin Tracy McGrady.
- In the first round the best two dunks were considered.
- The main change in this edition was a required dunk for each player, with the help of another player.
SLAM DUNK RESULTS 2000
|Vince Carter||50-49-50 =100||50+48 =98|
|Steve Francis||45-50-32 =95||43+48 =91|
|Tracy McGrady||45-49-50 =99||45+32 =77|
|Ricky Davis||40-32-48 =88|
|Jerry Stackhouse||41-36-42 =83|
|Larry Hugues||30-30-37 =67|