Scoring Michael Jordan’s controversial 1988 Slam Dunk Contest Win

 

 

The 1988 NBA Slam Dunk contest in Chicago is considered by many to be the greatest NBA Slam Dunk contest of all time. However, the 1988 Slam Dunk contest is considered to be the most controversial because many people (including Charles Barkley and runner-up finisher Dominique Wilkins) feel Dominique Wilkins got robbed. The contest became controversial when the fans thought the judges gave Jordan a low score and started booing the judges like crazy. So on Wilkins last dunk the judges gave him an inexcusable low score. So I decided to watch the competition and give both dunkers a score from 1-10 on each dunk. Remember the scores from the first two rounds did not carryover to the Final round. The scores for each dunk is in order of the dunks.

First and Second Round

Michael  Jordan

10

9.5

10

10

8.5

Total- 48

 

Dominique Wilkins  

10

9

10

9

9

Total- 47

 

Final Round

Dominique Wilkins

8

10

10

Total- 28

 

Michael Jordan

10

10

8

Total- 28

Winner: Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins as Co-Champions

 

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