LKL Slam Dunk Contest
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|
|Sport||Lietuvos krepšinio lyga|
|Local name||Oro Karalius (Lithuanian)|
|First award||Gary Arrington, 1994|
|Most wins||Darius Sirtautas: 3 times|
|Most recent||Kenny Gaines|
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.
Slam Dunk Contest championsEdit
- "Nuo rekordo iki kuriozo: įsimintiniausi LKL Žvaigždžių dienos dėjimai". alfa.lt (in Lithuanian). 4 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- Ramoška, Saulius (18 February 2017). "Rankas smailina tritaškininkai ir dėjikai". Lietuvos žinios (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "KMT „Oro karaliumi" tapo A.Bestą nurungęs 175 cm ūgio G.Žitlinskas". Krepsinis.net (in Lithuanian). 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.