History The Day the World Was Invented
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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.