Tuesday, February 9, 2016

25 years ago today, Dee Brown stole my heart

February 9, 1991 was a Saturday.  I remember my parents went out to dinner that night.  We didn't have cable TV, so I wasn't able to watch the NBA's slam dunk contest.  When my parent's got home, my dad told me that he'd seen part of it in the restaurant.  I asked him how Dee Brown did, and he said "He won."

I thought he was joking.  Brown was a little known C's rookie who I assumed had no chance.  It wasn't until the next day that I finally got to see the highlights.

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  1. This is epic and I remember it so well (I had a CYO game myself earlier in the day). Remember Hodges had nailed 20 3s in a row before it in the 3 point contest. My brother was a huge Bulls fan and was loving it. Wasn't sure if Dee would come through but he made that night one of the most memorable of my growing up.

    1. I spent the next month working on a picture of Dee's dunk on some sort of paint program in my 8th-grade computer class.


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