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Back in 1997, rookie Kobe Bryant made a huge impact at his first NBA All-Star weekend by winning the dunk contest. Coincidentally, he competed against Darvin Ham, who is now an assistant coach with the Lakers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ham said:
Ham also has joked with Kobe Bryant that he, not the Lakers’ star, should’ve won the 1997 NBA dunk contest. Ham even revealed he posterized Lakers forward Devin Ebanks at a recent practice.
Check out the full 1997 dunk contest below: