Thursday, May 7, 2009

Greatest Moment In Hawks History

sticking with the theme of 80s Hawks Youtube clips, i bring you the single greatest moment in Atlanta Hawks history. sadly it was not in an actual game, it was instead the 1986 Slam Dunk Competition that featured Spud Webb going at it against the reigning dunk champion Dominique Wilkins. back then the Champ got to sit out the early rounds, so Nique doesn't show up until the end of this clip. i remember sitting at home watching this and being blown away at how awesome Spud Webb was. their duel in the finals was to me the single greatest moment in All Star Dunk Contest history...yeah even better than Wilkins vs. Jordan. to think that a guy who is shorted than me could jump that high still amazes me. enjoy the short shorts and the dunks minus capes.

i could be wrong about this but with Wilkins, Webb, and Josh Smith all owning Slam Dunk trophies...the Atlanta Hawks might be the NBA's all time dunk champions.

and just for the hell of it...Spud Webb standing 5'7" tall dunks the ball in a game over 7'7" Manute Bol.

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