NBA All-Star: which players have won the most Slam Dunk Contests?
Several players have won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest twice, but there's only one man who has tasted victory in the All-Star event on three occasions.
Former point guard Nate Robinson is the most decorated player in the history of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, having won the event three times.
Slam Dunk champion three times in five years
Robinson, who spent 10 years in the NBA between 2005 and 2015, won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2006, 2009 and 2010, each of his triumphs coming while he was playing for the New York Knicks.
Highlights from Nate Robinson's three Slam Dunk Contest wins:
Michael Jordan among five two-time Slam Dunk Contest winners
While Robinson is the only NBA player to win the competition three times, there are five men who have been victorious twice: Dominique Wilkins (1985 and 1990), Michael Jordan (1987 and 1988), Harold Miner (1993 and 1995), Jason Richardson (2002 and 2003) and Zack LaVine (2015 and 2016).
2022 Slam Dunk Contest will witness first-time champion
A fixture of NBA All-Star weekend since 1984, the 2022 Slam Dunk Contest will take place on All-Star Saturday Night, which gets underway at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, today at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
All-Star Saturday Night will also include the Skills Challenge and the 3-Point Contest.
The Slam Dunk Contest will see the Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony, the Golden State Warriors' Juan Toscano-Anderson, the New York Knicks' Obi Toppin and the Houston Rockets' Jalen Green battle it out to become slam dunk king.
We are guaranteed a first-time champion this year: Anthony, Toscano-Anderson and Green are all making their maiden appearance in the event, while Toppin took part in 2021 but lost out to the Portland Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons.
Check out the NBA’s full lowdown on the 2022 Slam Dunk Contest.