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No. 9: 1988 Dunk Contest

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Avenging a loss to Dominique Wilkins three years earlier, Jordan soared from the free throw line and won the 1988 slam dunk contest during All-Star Weekend at Chicago Stadium. Some believed MJ benefited from friendly home judges, and Jordan even acknowledged he might have lost elsewhere, but fans in the Stadium didn't argue the outcome.