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The Kenny “Sky” Walker Story: Winning the NBA Dunk Contest 3 Days After His Father’s Death

Published on August 18th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 1,992 views

You might have heard of Kenny Skywalker – no not pro dunker Kenny Dobbs. The player I’m referring to is the former Kentucky great and NBA dunk champion who beat Clyde Drexler in the finals of the 1989 Slam Dunk Contest. A player that nobody really knows much about except he was the first Knick with an awesome high top fade (sorry Shump). But behind that dunk contest win is a pretty emotional story about the death of his father and the ups and downs of Walker’s career following the contest win.

Here’s his story, which aired during the 2001 NBA All-Star weekend.

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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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