The Story Behind Michael Jordan’s Iconic Free-Throw Dunk Photo

It’s an image etched forever in our minds.

1988. Chicago Stadium. The battle of Dominique and Michael.

With Jordan needing at least a 49 on his last attempt in order to capture his second consecutive Gatorade Slam-Dunk Contest title, he retreated to the opposite end of the court for his final dunk. He knew exactly what would earn him a perfect score.

As he glided through the air and later slammed home his timeless dunk, the hometown crowd erupted in celebration. The Human Highlight Film will tell you Money received some favorable local judging, but the dunk was unquestionably perfect.

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~ by littlefluffyduck on January 24, 2011.

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