Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Video Rewind: 1997 NBA Dunk Contest - Rookie Kobe Bryant


Do you remember watching the 1997 NBA Dunk Contest that showcased a very young (now veteran) lineup? A "confident" rookie by the name of Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers surprised the crowd and took the trophy. Get this, no other Laker has ever won the NBA Dunk Contest.

Here were the dunkers that year:

FIRST ROUND - Name & Score
Chris Carr 44
Michael Finley 39
Kobe Bryant 37
Ray Allen 35
Bob Sura 35
Darvin Ham 30

FINAL ROUND
Kobe Bryant 49
Chris Carr 45
Michael Finley 33

FINAL PLACINGS
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Chris Carr
3. Michael Finley
4. Ray Allen
T5.Bob Sura
T5.Darvin Ham

Click here to see all NBA Dunk Contest results courtesy of NBA.com

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