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    Unlike baseball’s Home Run Derby, whose winners are notorious for ensuing power outages, the Slam Dunk Contest winners generally see their scoring averages increase afterward. How recent winners’ scoring averages have improved following the event:

    Compiled by Mike Carraggi

    NOTE: Dwight Howard (Orlando, 2008), Nate Robinson (NY Knicks, 2010), and Blake Griffin (LA Clippers, 2011) are the only dunk contest winners since 2000 to have their scoring average decrease after winning.