Obi Toppin wins the NBA Slam Dunk contest
- Updated: February 20, 2022
Obi Toppin became the third Knick to win the Slam Dunk competition after scoring 47/50 points in the decisive round with a between the legs and off the backboard execution.
Toppin, in his second participation in the contest, outscored Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Golden State Warriors who failed to complete his second dunk.
The contest also featured Orlando Magic’s Cole Anthony and Houston Rocket’s Jalen Green.
Anthony wore a pair of Timberland boots for his first dunk of the night and a modern New York Knicks road jersey to honor his dad, Greg Anthony, who played for the Knicks between 1991-1995 and wore the same number, 50. Unfortunately for him, he missed his second attempt and did not qualify for the final round.
Toppin completed all of his 4 dunks, got a 45 and a 47 for his last two and a 44 and a 46 on his first two. None of the participants scored a perfect 50 this year.
The Knicks have three players who won the competition: Kenny Walker did it first in 1989, Nate Robinson became the first NBA player to win it three times, in 2006, 2009 & 2010 and now Obi Toppin, the only Knick in the All Star weekend.