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The LKL Slam Dunk Contest is an annual Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL) competition, that was originally held during the LKL All-Star Day, and later during the King Mindaugas Cup. The contest has been held almost every year, from the first All-Star Day.

Slam Dunk Contest
SportLietuvos krepšinio lyga
Local nameOro Karalius  (Lithuanian)
History
First awardGary Arrington, 1994
Most winsDarius Sirtautas: 3 times
Most recentKenny Gaines

HistoryEdit

Throughout the history of the contest, there have been witnessed many famous moments. Most noticeable being the 2001 contest, in Kaunas, where Robertas Javtokas (representing Lietuvos rytas) repeated the World Record for the highest slam dunk, when he dunked a basketball on a goal set at 3.65m (12 feet) above the floor.[1]

The very first slam dunk contest was won by Gary Arrington, of BC Statyba, at the 1994 LKL All-Star Day, in Panevėžys.[2] The current champion of the LKL Dunk Contest is Kenny Gaines.[3]

Slam Dunk Contest championsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nuo rekordo iki kuriozo: įsimintiniausi LKL Žvaigždžių dienos dėjimai". alfa.lt (in Lithuanian). 4 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Ramoška, Saulius (18 February 2017). "Rankas smailina tritaškininkai ir dėjikai". Lietuvos žinios (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ "KMT „Oro karaliumi" tapo A.Bestą nurungęs 175 cm ūgio G.Žitlinskas". Krepsinis.net (in Lithuanian). 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.