When 5’6″ Rookie Spud Webb Won The 1986 NBA Dunk Contest


In honor of Spud Webb’s 61st birthday today, let’s throw it back to the 1986 dunk contest.

On February 8, 1986, Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Spud Webb, standing just 5’6”, became the shortest NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion in league history in his hometown of Dallas.

In the final round of the contest, Webb defeated his won teammate Dominique Wilkins, who’s generally know to be one of the greatest dunkers of all-time.

In this final round, Webb was able to produce two perfect 50-point scored dunks, and deservingly took home the gold.


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