Basketball fans had been waiting for the MJ/Dominique Wilkins rematch since 1985. Injuries had derailed the Dunk Contest meet-up in 1986 and '87, but in 88, Michael and the "Human Highlight Reel" put on a classic duel. Jordan eventually won when he soared from the free throw line for a perfect score of 50. With this victory, MJ became the first person to win the dunk contest two years in a row.
Michael Wins 1988 Slam Dunk Contest (2/6/1988)