There were two memorable dunks in this year’s dunk contest:
- Hamidou Diallo elbow-dunking over Shaq, one of the best dunk-contest slams of all-time
- John Collins breaking a model Wright Flyer while dunking over it
The Hawks nearly stopped us from seeing that latter spectacle.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN on Saturday:
Now, there’s a little curve ball here. The last update that I had was that the Hawks hadn’t approved John Collins jumping over an airplane yet and that they were a little bit were worried that he was going to trip on it and injure himself.
After watching the dunk, I understand the Hawks’ reluctance. Collins broke the plane!
At least he seemingly emerged unscathed.