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Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (July 13, 1963-) upset teammate and "The Human Highlight Reel" Dominique Wilkins in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history. Webb averaged 26 points playing varsity high school basketball and dunked for the first time in a game as a 5'6" senior. Because of his diminutive stature, Spud was not heavily recruited by the Division I programs so he attended Midland Community College where he was named a 1983 NJCAA All-American. His newfound fame brought his national recognition and a scholarship from legendary coach Jim Valvano and North Carolina State University. He averaged 14.3 points and 7.2 assists at Midland and NC State before the Detroit Pistons took Spud in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA Draft in June. He was, however, waived by Detroit and then signed by the Atlanta Hawks in September. He teamed with Dominique, Antoine Carr, Tree Rollins and Doc Rivers to form a formidable Eastern Conference contender. Webb played point guard for six years in Atlanta (1985-1991, 1995), was traded to the Sacramento Kings where he played four seasons (1991-1995) and finished his career spending a season each with the Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-95) and the Orlando Magic (1997-98). Spud Webb scored 8,072 points and collected 1,742 rebounds, 922 steals, 4,342 assists and an astonishing 111 blocks in 814 games over 12 years. After retiring from the court, he served as President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends,  the Dallas Mavericks D-League affiliate. (Credit: PSA/DNA)


Spud Webb Autographed 8x10 Photo