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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Little Nate wins the slam dunk contest

By Calvin Watkins

Well, there were about, maybe three dunks worth cheering about on Saturday night.

It didn't matter because when it counted, Knicks guard Nate Robinson won the slam dunk contest beating Miami's DeMar DeRozan in the finals. The fans voted the winner by text message.

Robinson becomes the first three-time slam dunk champion.

How did Robinson win it?

He threw his final ball off the backboard, caught it, brought the ball down to his waist and did a reverse dunk.

"I knew it was going to be difficult, and I had to bring my A game," Robinson said.

After the dunk, Robinson, who used the Cowboys cheerleaders to cheer him on, grabbed two pom poms and did the T.O. sign.

Terrell Owens was sitting courtside.

Robinson dedicated the title to his mom, who couldn't make it to Dallas because she's sick.