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Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins: 1988’s NBA Dunk Contest

On February 6th, 1988, reigning NBA Dunk Contest champion and Bulls legend Michael Jordan defended the throne in his Chicago kingdom vs. “The Human Highlight Film,” Atlanta Hawks’ Dominique Wilkins. Wilkins brought sheer power and rim-wrecking jams to the Windy City, but the 1985 dunk champion failed to hoist the trophy once again, as “Air Jordan” left everyone in awe, scoring a 50 on his iconic final attempt from the free-throw line.