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February 7th
NBA: This day in history (Feb 7, 1987)

February 7, 1987

With the increase of silly props and the aid of a teammate to successfully perform a dunk in recent NBA Slam Dunk competitions, there’s no comparison to the originality of Michael Jordan’s dunk that won him the competition in 1987.  Subtract the foolery of candle lit frosted cupcakes placed on the back rim and jumping over the top of Kia automobiles; 25 years ago this day, the all-time great lifted off 15 feet away from the hoop at the charity stripe and soared with the ball in his right hand to put the rest of the contestants to shame.