Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan Dunks from Free-Throw Line in Dunk Contest

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2014

Bleacher Report

No dunk is linked to one person the way Michael Jordan is connected to the dunk from the free-throw line.

Entering the final attempt of the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, Jordan needed a 48 to tie Dominique Wilkins and a 49 to win. Everything was on the line, so he broke out his signature dunk in front of the home crowd. 

Jordan's dunk from the free-throw line earned him a perfect score and allowed him to successfully defend his title.



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