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The Spud Webb All-Stars: Who became famous because of the dunk contest?

These are the Spud Webb All-Stars. Spud Webb played in 814 games throughout his 12-year career in the NBA, but his biggest highlight didn't happen in any of those contests. It happened at the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest during Webb's rookie season. Webb is listed at just ...

NBA All-Star Game Slam-Dunk Contest all-time winners

Spud Webb’s coming-out party was the year of the little man—one little man. Flanked by lanky, high-flying brothers Dominique and Gerald Wilkins, Webb remained head and shoulders above the competition. Just about any dunk looks better when a 5-foot-8 player completes it, but ...

PBA All-Star: Brilliant Melton, Guevarra hailed Slam Dunk kings

For the finale, Melton channeled his inner Spud Webb by nailing a two-handed strawberry jam from a lob bounce off the floor, which was good for 40 points then pulled off another slam off a lob bounce. Webb is a five-foot-seven NBA great who defeated Dominique Wilkins for the Slam ...

Julius 'Dr. J' Erving can still dunk a basketball at age 63

TotalProSports.com posted this clip of a 47-year-old Spud Webb dunking. A number of YouTube commenters have questioned the clip’s authenticity because the 5-foot-6 Webb’s feet are not shown during takeoff and the camera shot is pretty tight. Regardless, the whole setup, with ...

High-flying 5-foot-5 Ottawa Hills grad Porter Maberry vs. Spud Webb: Who had a better dunk?

Maberry's 5-foot-5, while Spud Webb, considered the most famous vertically challenged dunker in NBA history, was 5-7 and had a vertical leap of between 42 and 50 inches, depending on who you believe. His "official" vert is 42 inches. So, based on how high he leaps in the videos, Maberry ...

Isaiah Thomas Says He Wants to Be 'The Best Little Guy to Ever Play' in the NBA

Historically, you have Calvin Murphy, Muggsy Bogues and Spud Webb. And in today's league, Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson have both shown the ability to light up a scoreboard. But it's a goal that Thomas could realistically achieve. He's barely a quarter of the way through his third NBA ...

Best of NBA Slam Dunk Contest

I still say Mugsey Bogues was the greatest little man in NBA history but Spud Webb comes in a close second after this display. Dwight Howard a distant third. You knew this had to be in here. Kids these days seriously think LeBron and Kobe are the greatest ever. Kids are stupid. This is ...

The NBA's 'Lost Weekend' doesn't mean the league has lost its way

In comparison to the "not really tall" Wall, Spud Webb, winner of the 1986 NBA dunk contest when it was a legit individual competition, is 5-8. Nate Robinson, three-time winner of the dunk contest in 2006, 2009 and 2010, is 5-9. True, as an aging 6-5, 57-year-old power forward who has no ...

Format fails 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest after star-studded field goes to waste

The Slam Dunk Contest organizers must realize that the heart and soul of this contest is a direct competition between the very best dunkers: Dominique Wilkins vs. Michael Jordan, Spud Webb vs. Dominique Wilkins, Dee Brown vs. Shawn Kemp, Vince Carter vs. Steve Francis vs. Tracy McGrady...

HE was in the Slam Dunk Contest?

He could dunk, which was novel, but this was not even remotely a Spud Webb situation. This was a tragedy: - The first dunk gets people up, then eeeeeverything else lets people down. Armstrong's a guy who might have done well with limited attempts. All that time and running wears down ...

Ailene Voisin: Dunk winner shares wisdom with Kings’ McLemore

That was the winner, the attempt that placed the Celtics’ first-round draft choice in the select company of celebrated dunk champions Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb. Brown, 45, admittedly has lost most of his hops because of his age, the wear and tear of ...

The glory days: Dr. J, Nique, MJ and the creation of a signature event

The Human Highlight Film was upstaged in 1986 when 5'7 Spud Webb captured everyone's imagination in his hometown of Dallas. Michael Jordan took flight the following year and that set the stage for the greatest one-on-one battle in dunk contest history. Nique's signature power windmills ...

Ailene Voisin: It’s hard to keep Isaiah Thomas down

In his eight games as lead guard, he is averaging 20.9 points, 7.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds, numbers that most diminutive NBA guards of the modern era (Muggsy Bogues, Earl Boykins, Nate Robinson, Keith Jennings, Spud Webb, among them) couldn’t reach with a step ladder. “I’ve always been ...

Kings notes: Vasquez starts again over hot Thomas

That matched Spud Webb for the third-longest streak by a Kings reserve to start the season. Vasquez had his best game as a King on Wednesday with 17 points and 12 assists. Thomas had 19 points and six assists off the bench. Malone said he still plans to play Thomas and Vasquez together ...

Irving Mayor skydives to promote Red Bull event

Celebrity judges include former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco, former Rangers Pudge Rodriguez, retired NBA player Spud Webb, Olympian Trey Hardee, Red Bull pilot Kirby Chambliss and Red Bull skydiver Luke Aikins. Admission is free. The first flight is set for 1 p.m. Visit ...

Gallery: Your Favorite Athletes in Durags

We also dug out some very rare photos of OGs like Sam Perkins, Spud Webb, Michael Jordan, and the Showtime Lakers changing history while rockin' 'rags. So bring your brush and can of Sportin' Waves along while clicking through: Your Favorite Athletes in Durags...

Power dunks in vogue in NBA, and they're dangerous

When Spud Webb reached international fame after winning the NBA slam dunk contest at Reunion Arena in Dallas in 1986, he admits that some of those dunks came with a hefty price. "Yeah, your wrist and forearm would be hurting sometimes if you're doing a lot of dunk-contest stuff," ...

UConn Sank Louisville In Women's NCAA Matchup : NPR

TORRE: That's true, but you'll notice that Nate Archibald, the Muggsy Bogues, the Spud Webb, all really quick guards, and that's just not Brittney Griner's game. MARTIN: Well, I would offer to play you for it, to see you out on the court, but... TORRE: I know that you can defeat me. ...

Allen Iverson eyed by Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate, sources say

The Legends and their front-office team of Nelson, former NBA slam-dunk champion Spud Webb and Malcolm Farmer have made a habit of ambitious pursuits since the team's debut season in 2010-11. Longtime NBA forward Eduardo Najera, in his first season as Legends coach, is the first ...

Andrew Bynum's return to Philadelphia set for Friday: Cleveland Cavaliers lookahead

"LeBron’s headband is so big, Spud Webb could use it as a shower curtain. It’s the biggest headband in the world. '' -- TNT's Charles Barkley on LeBron James’ headband...

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