Slam Dunk Contest stories in the SI Vault

Strutting Their Stuffs By John Papanek, February 09, 1976 Halftime at the ABA All-Star Game featured a mind-blowing spectacle in which the Doctor was too much.

This Was Some Kind Of Jam Session By Anthony Cotton, February 06, 1984 When it came to throwing it down in the NBA Slam-Dunk Championship, no player had better stuff than Larry Nance.

By Overselling The Dunk, The NBA Is Selling Itself Short By Jack McCallum, March 12, 1990 The slam dunk didn't die during the NBA's All-Star weekend last month, but the slam-dunk contest surely did. A Hawk Soars Higher By Rick Telander, March 04, 1991 Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta is having the best year of his long career.

How To Win In Vegas By Ben Reiter, February 19, 2007 The most compelling NBA competitions this weekend will unfold the night before Sunday's All-Star Game in Las Vegas -- at the slam-dunk contest, three-point shootout and skills challenge. Former champs reveal the secrets to outballing the rest.

Dips And Dunks By SI Staff, February 26, 2007 Gerald Green's All-Star slams lift a losing year.

Thanks, I Think I'll Pass By Chris Ballard, March 22, 2010 Forward Josh Smith of the surging Hawks is the latest player to realize that often the key to doing more is doing less.

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