On This Date 2/8/1986

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NBA All-Star Weekend continues to grow, as the league holds the first Three-Point Shooting Contest along with the third Slam Dunk Contest at Reunion Arena in Dallas. With 22 points in the final round, including 11-straight baskets, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics wins, beating Craig Hodges of the Milwaukee Bucks in the finals. While the Slam Dunk Contest sees 5-foot-7 Spud Webb shock his Atlanta Hawks teammate Dominique Wilkins.

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