Wanna feel old? 18 years ago tonight...

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    1976 Dr J win the first ever ABA slam dunk contest. You should google and watch his dunk from free throw line

    Interestingly, 1976 is when the NCAA legalized dunking again as well
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    I was at the old O-rena when VC won the high school dunk contest during half time of an Orlando Magic game. Lob Kruger quit right after that.
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    The same Vince Carter that many thought was coming to UF.
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    Wanna feel older? I graduated from high school in Daytona before he was born, let alone played at mainland.
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    Yep, I graduated 9 years before he was born.
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    Ok.... You are older...fine!
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    Did I offend you?
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    Not at all! I respect my elders!
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    Ok, wasn't sure for a minute there. I sure didn't mean to.
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    wow...I missed the 1st dunk live and heard it "was the greatest dunk of all time" and thought, yeah right...but when I saw the replay of it I couldn't argue it. I'm a huge Dr J and Dominique fan, but I had to admit....that was the greatest dunk of all time
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    1st dunk of the second round was my fave. T-Mac bounces it, and Vince catches it...goes through his legs...and windmills it.

    Here are all of his dunks that night:

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    Yep 23 years ago I was watching Mainland play with some young guy named Vince Carter. My buddy said I had to drive over from Ocala with him to watch this kid. Before halftime I had seen 3 of the best dunks in my life at any level. That was a good night.
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    That’s not a bad one either I have to admit ;) being a big dunker myself (ok WAS, it’s been 25 years) I know how much more difficult it is to take off with the ball in your hands vs catching it in the air. That said I had NO IDEA it was even possible to catch it and go through your legs while in the air. Insane at the time.

    Guys like Jordan and Dr J always had an advantage due to the enormous size of their hands. Jumping with the ball in one hand, especially if it’s off one foot, is so much easier than say when Dominique did the 2 foot, 2-handed windmill. That dunk was markedly more difficult than Jordan’s foul-line dunk, which Dr J had done 10 years prior in CANVAS HIGH TOPS haha so should have definitely won that dunk contest were it not in Chicago and the fix was in.

    Anyway, I digress...Vince Carter’s performance in 2000 was the best display of dunks, top to bottom, and originality...in the history of the dunk contest...and that’s saying something
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    Awesome. I remember the first time I saw him on TV. Knew of a guy named Vince Carter but didn’t know what number he was, until I saw a player move like a cat ready to pounce...I knew exactly who Vince Carter had to be...it was so obvious. Jordan had that same movement, but Vince was even more explosive. Vince was a combination of Jordan explosiveness and Dominique’s power
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    You are both old as your tongues and slightly older than your teeth. :)
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    Best of all time performance IMO. And he got robbed because the contest was pre-determined.
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