Glenn Robinson III joins storied list of NBA slam dunk champions after impressive showing

The slam dunk is undoubtedly one of the most recognized and exciting moves in all of sports. It’s a feat of pure athleticism that sends crowds (and players) into a frenzy any time one is thrown down.

In 1976, professional basketball chose to celebrate the dunk and all its glory during the sport’s All-Star Game weekend. The first Slam Dunk Contest was held by the American Basketball Association and was won by Julius Irving — but the league’s merger with the National Basketball Association (NBA) caused the contest to take a hiatus until 1984.

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