Brent Barry: A White Man That Can Jump

June 11th, 2010 by Philip Dodson Leave a reply »

Since 1984, opinionated judges have crowned 25 NBA Slam Dunk champions. Of these past winners, only one has been Caucasian (white).

At 6-foot-7 and 210 pounds, the lanky shooting specialist Brent Barry captured the title as a rookie in 1996. His one-handed free-throw line flush pushed the Los Angeles Clipper to a victory over Michael Finley of Phoenix.  

Barry is one of four Pac-10 alums to win the competition (Nate Robinson, Harold Miner, Freddie Jones).


1996 Slam Dunk Contest Results – NBA All-Star Game: San Antonio, Texas

1. Brent Barry, Los Angeles Clippers – 45.5, 1st round/49, finals.

2. Michael Finley, Phoenix Suns – 45.0, 1st round/ 46.2 finals.

3. Greg Minor, Boston Celtics – 41.0 first round/ 40.0 finals.

4. Jerry Stackhouse, Philadelphia 76′ers – 40.0 first round.

5. Doug Christie, New York Knicks – 39.5 first round.

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