For Andre Iguodala, the 2006 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest in Houston was an example of the under-appreciation which Iguodala has received throughout his career.
It was a showdown between the fan-favorite 5'9" guard Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks and Iguodala, the highly athletic sidekick to Philadelphia Sixers superstar Allen Iverson.
It was a classic battle. Robinson impressed because of his size and the leaping ability he was able to showcase. Nobody had seen a guy at Robinson's height complete a dunk as well as he could since Spud Webb.
Yet in terms of creativity and consistency, Andre Iguodala had the contest won from his very first dunk until his last, but wasn't able to convince the judges otherwise.
When Robinson leaped over former dunk champion Spud Webb, the contest was his. It didn't matter that he attempted his last dunk close to 20 times before finally throwing it down.
Iguodala was simply snubbed. He had some of the more memorable dunks in the contest's history. His behind the back throw-down and slam off the back of the backboard were incredible. Robinson's height and popularity at the time gave him an undeserving win.