In celebration of Dee Brown’s birthday, we reflect on his iconic Reebok Pump moment and where it ranks among Dunk Contest lore.
It’s Dee Brown’s birthday today. Besides winning the 1991 NBA Dunk Contest competition in a fierce battle with Shawn Kemp, Dee brought the style and showmanship to the contest by rocking a pair of the Reebok Pump Omni Lite‘s and creating one of the best on-court sneaker moments of all-time when he pumped up his kicks before going to work.
You know the Pumps and the legacy, including the countless athletes who endorsed it, and the scene in Austin Powers. It all traces back to Dee and that ’91 competition, where it all began. So cheers and happy birthday, Dee Brown — sneakerheads united owe a lot to you and what you did for the shoe game.
So where does Brown’s moment stack up in Sneaker Dunk Contest history? Click the pages below to begin the countdown…