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It may have been the worst Dunk contest in a long time but The Knicks Nate Robinson managed to make history.

The bar was set pretty low at the 2010 Sprite Slam Dunk in Dallas. With LeBron James reneging on his promise to compete it was up to Gerald Wallace, Shannon Brown, DeMar DeRozan and Nate Robinson to bring the thunder.

But in a contest where the announcers were typing “this is boring” on their Blackberrys during the dunks, the Knicks guard reigned supreme and nabbed his third Slam Dunk title. He is the first player in NBA history to accomplish that feat.

The final dunk for the 5-foot-9 Robinson came when he threw the ball off the backboard, grabbed it and turned midair for a two-handed backward slam.

Robinson won his previous titles in 2006 and 2009.

Slam Champs

Year Location Slam Dunk Champion
2010 Dallas Nate Robinson, New York
2009 Phoenix Nate Robinson, New York
2008 New Orleans Dwight Howard, Orlando
2007 Las Vegas Gerald Green, Boston
2006 Houston Nate Robinson, New York
2005 Denver Josh Smith, Atlanta
2004 Los Angeles Fred Jones, Indiana
2003 Atlanta Jason Richardson, Golden State
2002 Philadelphia Jason Richardson, Golden State
2001 Washington, D.C. Desmond Mason, Seattle
2000 Oakland Vince Carter, Toronto
1997 Cleveland Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
1996 San Antonio Brent Barry, L.A. Clippers
1995 Phoenix Harold Miner, Miami
1994 Minneapolis Isaiah Rider, Minnesota
1993 Salt Lake City Harold Miner, Cleveland
1992 Orlando Cedric Ceballos, Phoenix
1991 Charlotte Dee Brown, Boston
1990 Miami Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta
1989 Houston Kenny Walker, New York
1988 Chicago Michael Jordan, Chicago
1987 Seattle Michael Jordan, Chicago
1986 Dallas Spud Webb, Atlanta
1985 Indianapolis Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta
1984 Denver Larry Nance, Phoenix

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