Sunday, June 11, 2006

At 5'7" Spud Webb was one of the shortest players to ever lace up in the NBA. With 12 seasons from 1985-98, the zinger of his career was winning the '86 NBA Slam Dunk Contest by defeating defending champion & Atlanta Hawks teammate Dominique Wilkins who dunked it out with Jordan in '85. Apparently he'd never seen Spud dunk, and Webb told him he hadn't prepared anything or practiced.... He apparently first dunked a 10ft ring when standing just 4'11'.