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Who was the first person to dunk in the nba?
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Who was the first person to slam dunk a basketball in the nba?
It was George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers, in 1961, 100% positive. That's who the NBA gives official credit to. The referees tried to call a foul on him for the shot. Upon reviewing the rules, the bucket counted. It became termed a 'dunk shot' until 1972, when Chuck Hern called it a 'slam dunk'.