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There are a lot of home lessons right now, so why not use some of that time to learn more about the history of your favorite teams? In this edition of Sixers Home School, we return to the 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

No Sixers player has ever won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but you can show that Andre Iguodala should have won in 2006. In his second season, Iguodala faced Josh Smith of Atlanta, Hakim Warrick of Memphis and 5- foot -9 Nate Robinson of the Knicks.

At 11:00 am of the video, you will see Iguodala bring Allen Iverson out to help him on one of the most incredible dunks you have ever seen. It took a few tries to get it right, but Iverson tosses the ball at the back of the panel, and Iguodala runs past the photographers to catch it, then flies up into the air to dive it from there. on the other side of the rim. It earned Iguodala a 50 and it’s fun to hear Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson go crazy. He’s one of the most incredible dunks in the history of the contest.

After another impressive dunk at 22:27 of the video, when Iguodala tossed the ball, caught it on the bounce and went behind his back for the dunk, Kevin Harlan says “it’s over” .

But it was not over. At the 11:45 p.m. mark, Robinson calls the original miniature dunker, Spud Webb, from the crowd. Robinson then jumped on Webb and threw a fantastic dunk, putting the crowd on his side. Then at 27:15, Iguodala, needing a 45 to win, finished a left-handed dunk between the legs that let the judges scramble to decide what to do.

Kenny Smith and Clyde Drexler both gave the dunk an “8”, and when the scores were added up, Iguodala received a 45, which led to a dunk-off with Robinson.

Ah, the dunk-off. From 29:00 to 33:30 in the video, you will see Robinson trying to finish a mid-court jump pass, catch the panel ball and dunk. He tries and fails 15 times before finishing it. You will get tired just by watching it try and try again. Even though Robinson had to get close to the three-point line to finally get the timing right, the finished dunk got a 47 from the judges, which means Iguodala needed 48 for the win.

At 34:55, you will see Iguodala doing a version of Isaiah Rider’s “East Bay Funk Dunk” which won the 1994 dunk competition. But four of the five judges gave Iguodala only a 9, and his 46 point dunk gave Robinson the point title. At the 35:25 mark, you will see Iverson say “We got robbed”. Barkley agreed. Has Iguodala been stolen? You can judge for yourself.

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