The Slam Dunk


Joe Fortenberry is credited with being one of the first to slam dunk the basketball. This appeared in a New York Times article by Pulitzer Prize winning sports reporter, Arthur Daley in 1936. Daley was first to coin the phrase "Slam Dunk."  Joe Fortenberry was a captain of the American basketball team, which in 1936 won the gold medal in the first Olympics to include basketball.


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