It wasn't the first NBA slam-dunk contest, but it may very well have been the best. Michael Jordan, in his home arena, defending his title against a very determined Dominique Wilkins, both in their respective primes. It also marked the on-court debut of the all-new Tinker Hatfield designed Air Jordan III, which would also be the centerpiece of a new series of ads starring (and directed by) a young Brooklyn filmmaker by the name of Spike Lee. The contest's results weren't scripted - although 'Nique might think otherwise - but that whole weekend was a movie.
Michael Jordan Wins the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest