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.