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Friday, November 3, 2006

The Day the World Was Invented

posted by on November 3 at 12:12 PM

January 27, 1976.

Judged on “Artistic Ability,” “Imagination,” “Body Flow,” and “Fan Response,” it’s the very first Slam Dunk Contest.

This whole clip— the Ice Man, “rim shakers,” “twist around patented dunks,” and the Doctor—makes it plain. But you can just watch 5:23—5:33 if you want to see the exact 10 seconds when it truly goes down.

“He brought the ball back from behind himself somewhere as if he were a helicopter”—Carl Scheer

—”Really, none of us did much preparing for the contest; we all sort of winged it.”—Julius Erving, AKA: The Doctor.

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Thanks for reminding me how cool basketball is. Back in the day when I moved to Seattle, I was psyched to at last live in a city with good pro team. Then Howard Schultz fucked it all up.

I'm dreaming the Sonics stay and get so good that the city begs to build them a new arena.

Posted by Sean | November 3, 2006 2:13 PM

I miss the days of the Reign Man, and the Glove and Hawk and Big Smooth. Those were the days....


Posted by Willis | November 3, 2006 2:41 PM

Who cares? It's a bloated tired roadshow now. Let 'em go to the heart of Jesusland. The NBA was definitely cool in the past. Now it belongs in Wal-Mart heaven.

Posted by OKC is OK wit me | November 5, 2006 3:50 PM

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