Before the Utah Jazz first professional team that has been formed, Utah Jazz basketball had already attained to great successes. One of the most prominent accomplishments, the Utah Jazz has attained during its history was the reaching the NBA Finals in the 1998-99 season. In this season the Utah Jazz won the championship, and in doing so they became the first Utah Jazz team that has ever done this.
Jim Luebbert was the main driving force behind this team. As a former player himself, he is also known for being very knowledgeable of various techniques in basketball.
Another great leader that the Utah Jazz had under Jim Luebbert’s leadership was Jim O’Brien. A member of the Jazz players who played under him was Tiki Barber. After his coaching stint with the Jazz, he played for different teams like the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs.
Although Tiki Barber is well known for his great character traits, he is known for his quickness as well. He can make a nice jumper and his offense is really something to look forward to. His teammates know that when Tiki Barber has the ball in his hands, he will make the right play.
During the 1998-99 season, the Utah Jazz was expecting to win the NBA championship. After their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, they became the first Utah Jazz team to ever lose the NBA Finals. There is no doubt that the Utah Jazz was the better team that season, and there is also no question as to why.
During this season, several NBA legends played in this NBA version of the NBA Dunk Contest. With so many big names playing in this contest, it was also no surprise that they all showed up to take part in the NBA Slam Dunk contest. In this year’s dunk contest, Tiki Barber was the first Jazz player to win the championship.
During the slam dunk contest, Barber showed off a move that many would describe as unreal. He does not use a gimmicky move or an over-the-top move but instead just keeps it simple by using his jumper to show off his unique skills.
Barber shows off a basketball move known as the Boston Crab. When Barber gets the ball in the air, he just leans back a little bit and launches his body into the air so that he can launch it over the rim.
Another dunk that Barber displayed was one where he grabs the rim and throws it as far as he can. The Jazz then opted to call him the “Mr. Slammer” for his dunk performances.
Other famous NBA players to perform in this dunk contest were Bob Dunlap, John Stockton, and Shaquille O’Neal. These players were able to show off their agility, athleticism, and all-around skill sets.
Dunlap got a lot of props from the fans because of his unique dunk where he fell on the ground. O’Neal was able to outlast Stockton in the slam dunk contest because of his ability to go through people.
Jazz fans will be very excited about the upcoming games and other contests that will be held because this dunk contest is quite impressive. No other dunk contest can compare to this one because of the respect that the participants get.