Thirty years ago, the NBA tried out a new event during All-Star Weekend: the Slam Dunk Contest. It featured some of the game’s most impressive jammers — guys who were always somehow ferocious and smooth at the same time. Dr. J, ‘Nique, Clyde Drexler and others took part. The winner of that ’84 competition, of course, was… Larry Nance. Larry Nance? Yup. Larry Nance.

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