In his rookie season, at 19 years old, LaVine put his levitating leaping ability on display to win the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the second youngest player in NBA history (behind an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant in 1997) to take home that title.
Who was the youngest player to win the dunk contest?
Kobe Bryant becomes youngest Slam Dunk Contest champion
Bryant was 18 years and 169 days old when he won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest in Cleveland as a rookie.
Who was the first rookie to win a dunk contest?
The very first slam dunk contest was won by Larry Nance Sr. of the Phoenix Suns at the 1984 NBA All-Star Game.
Has any white guy won the dunk contest?
It wasn’t the best or most exciting by any means, but it gave us the most surprising and different winner, with rookie Brent Barry taking home the trophy. The fun fact is that he is the first and only white player ever to win the dunk contest (apologies to Blake Griffin and Zach LaVine).
How old was Kobe when he won the slam dunk contest?
During the All-Star weekend, Bryant participated in the Rookie Challenge and won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the youngest dunk champion at the age of 18.
Who was the youngest NBA All-Star Ever?
Youngest: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers became the youngest player to start in an NBA All-Star game at the age of 19 years, 170 days during the 1998 NBA All-Star Game.
Who was the youngest All-Star Ever?
Magic Johnson, 1980. At the time of his selection, Magic was the youngest-ever NBA All-Star.
Who has the most 50 point dunks?
Michael Jordan and Zach LaVine lead with with seven 50s. LaVine is the only player to got five 50s in the same contest (2016). Jordan, Josh Smith, Jason Richardson, Spud Webb, Vince Carter and Aaron Gordon have made three perfect 50 in the same contest.
Who has the most Slam Dunk titles?
Nate Robinson has won the most NBA Slam Dunk Contests in history, the former point guard claiming victory in the event on no fewer than three occasions.
Who won the 2005 dunk contest?
NBA Slam Dunk Contest past winners
How old is Brent Barry?
Who are the youngest and oldest winners? LeBron James (21 years and 51 days) became the youngest player to win All-Star Game MVP in 2006 while Shaquille O’Neal (36 years and 346 days) became the oldest player to win the award in 2009.
How old is Vanessa Bryant?
Kobe won his 4th ring and his first without Shaq. He became the first player since Jerry West in the 1969 NBA Finals to average at least 32.4 points and 7.4 assists for a Finals series. He also became the first since Michael Jordan to average 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for a title-winning team in the Finals.