Miner becomes dunking king

February 21, 1993|By Alan Goldstein | Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer

SALT LAKE CITY 2- As a high school and college basketball legend in Los Angeles, Harold Miner earned the nickname "Baby Jordan" with his flamboyant style reminding the media of the Chicago Bulls superstar.

Miner has failed to live up to all the hype while struggling as a

rookie with the Miami Heat this season, but last night he even brought smiles and congratulations from Jordan after winning the All-Star Slam-Dunk competition.

Leading from his opening slam, the former Southern Cal star posted scores of 47.0, 48.0 and 49.4 on his final three dunks for a total of 97.4. That edged out fellow rookie Clarence Weatherspoon of Philadelphia, who finished with 92.2, and easily out-distanced defending champion Cedric Ceballos, of Phoenix.

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