As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History.
I was on a date, and I missed it.
For three hours, I was completely unaware of what was going down in Oakland Arena during the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. It was Vince Carter’s night, and we were all spectators, with me arriving fashionably late to the party.
Carter was then a 23-year-old in his second year with the Toronto Raptors. He would average 25.7 points per game that season, helping the franchise to its first-ever postseason appearance and earningRead More »from Dunk History: Vince Carter defies gravity, belief in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest