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Let’s hear it for SPUD!

Spud Webb’s Jersey
Credit: Lola Gomez, The Dallas Morning News

NBA great Spud Webb is the pride of Wilmer Hutchins High School and at halftime, during the Wilmer Hutchins vs. Lincoln High School, his Jersey was retired.

Currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, on the court Webb is probably most remembered for winning the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest, defeating teammate Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks; during the All Star weekend that was held in Dallas.

Spud Webb
Photos by Lola Gomez, The Dallas Morning News

Today, he still holds the title as the dunk contest’s shortest winner at 5’7″. He’s also still well-loved and admired for his philanthropy, commitment to youth and support of his community/school.

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