The dunk that launched a sneaker war. The first woman to throw down. These and more are the stories of ESPN's podcast mini-series.
Dunkumentaries Ep. 1 - Sneaker Wars
When Celtic Dee Brown inflated his Reebok Pumps at the 1991 dunk contest, he ignited a sneaker war and the ire of Michael Jordan. Hosted by David Jacoby.
Dunkumentaries Ep. 2 - The Yin & Yang of Basketball
The 10-foot-high hoop led to the emergence of big men and dunking; dunking led to a rule change that would alter basketball forever. Hosted by Cari Champion & Roman Mars.
Dunkumentaries Ep. 3 - Missing Milestone
Video evidence of the first dunk in women's college basketball (1984) seemed to be lost forever, so an enterprising reporter set out to find it. Hosted by Kate Fagan.
Dunkumentaries Ep. 4 - Toronto's Big Bang
In 2000, Vince Carter put down a dunk contest performance for the ages, inspiring a generation of young Canadian ballers. Hosted by Adnan Virk.
Dunkumentaries Ep. 5 - The Last Dunk
This year Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon wowed everyone with their spectacular dunks... except host Kevin Wildes. Wildes and David Jacoby argue about the future of dunking.
Dunkumentaries - Sneak Peek
Check out this sneak peak of 'Dunkumentaries', a new podcast series from ESPN devoted to the beauty and power of the slam dunk. Launching Tuesday, April 5.
Loved This Podcast
I don't usually write reviews for podcasts but I am in the hopes that this podcast will be coming back. It was great getting to hear what Dee Brown was thinking about that contest. It made me think about other contestants like Shawn Kemp and Harold Miner. I hope the podcast comes back. If not I will have to keep listening to these episodes over and over again.
Creative look at sports
Very fun podcast that really looks into the unsung moments of a key part of basketball, the dunk. Very similar to 30 for 30 documentaries.The stories cover interesting histories and stories, and if ESPN were smart, they would continue podcasts like this in the future. 5/5!
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This feed is like Vincent Carter’s historic Dunk Contest run in 2000: not enough of a perfect thing. Much like the thesis of the last episode, though it might seem like a small sample size of stories, I can see this getting very creative for future podcast episodes. I’m worried that will never come to be true, so for now I’ll revel in 5 perfect stories they released.