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NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

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Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA in scoring for an individual season. He was known for his unorthodox but effective underhand free throw shooting technique….and at the time of his retirement in 1980 his .900 free throw percentage ranked first in NBA history.  In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  He is the father of former NBA players Brent Barry and Jon Barry….and current professional player Canyon Barry.

Stephen Howard “Snapper” Jones (October 17, 1942 – November 25, 2017) was an American basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association….who later became a television analyst….as seen in this video herewith. He was a three-time ABA All-Star.  During his time in the ABA….Jones picked up the moniker “Snapper”….but he never revealed how it came to be.

Bob Neal (born November 14, 1942) is an American sportscaster….who has been involved for forty years with television and radio at the national and local level.  Neal has also been a familiar voice for Turner Sports on its national NBA coverage for TNT and TBS for telecasts for 23 years. The Chicago bred broadcaster’s lengthy resume also includes play-by-play for the NBA and NCAA college football games on NBC. At TNT and TBS, Neal has been the broadcast voice for PGA Tour events….NFL football… Atlanta Braves baskeball….Atlanta Hawks basketball….and World Cup soccer.

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