A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 24, 2019
Statue of Liberty Slam Dunk (basketball)

A “Statue of Liberty” slam dunk is one where a basketball player holds the ball in one outstretched arm, like New York City’s Statue of Liberty holds her torch. “Credit (James—ed.) Lee with one Statue of Liberty dunk” was printed in the Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY) on April 17, 1978. NBA player Terence Stansbury had a “Statue of Liberty dunk” in the NBA’s slam dunk contest in February 1987.

“Haley flew, arm outstretched with the ball attached, in the classic, Statue-of-Liberty dunk” was printed in the Dayton (OH) Daily News and Journal Herald on December 21, 1987. “I’d (Magic Johnson—ed.) like James (Worthy—ed.) to do his Statue of Liberty dunk” was printed in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on April 15, 1991.


Wikipedia: Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The Statue of Liberty is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet as she walks forward. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and a national park tourism destination. It is a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

17 April 1978, Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY), “Showing off: UK Seniors flex muscles, flash smiles” by Rich Suwanski, pg. 6A, col. 5:
Credit (James—ed.) Lee with one Statue of Liberty dunk.

6 February 1987, Seattle (WA) Times, pg. D1:
THE RIGHT STUFF—STANSBURY EARNED PERFECT SCORE WITH HIS STATUE OF LIBERTY DUNK
By Glenn Nelson

9 February 1987, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ), “NBA All-Star game is weekend of excitement” by Larry Dorman (Knight-Ridder Newspapers), sec. B, pg. 2, col. 3:
Terence Stansbury’s “Statue of Liberty” dunk should have been performed at midfield of Giants Stadium during the Liberty celebration last summer.

21 December 1987, Dayton (OH) Daily News and Journal Herald, “Why Dunbar is called ‘Century City’” by Gary Nuhn, pg. 25, cols. 4-5:
Haley flew, arm outstretched with the ball attached, in the classic, Statue-of-Liberty dunk.

15 April 1991, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “After Many Awards, Magic Can Get Oscar Lakers: Johnson expects to pass Robertson for career assist record against Mavericks tonight” by Mark Heisler, pg. C4, col. 3:
“I’d (Magic Johnson—ed.) like James (Worthy—ed.) to do his Statue of Liberty dunk. What I’d like is for James to dunk it but to have it almost come out and `B’ (Scott) come in and finish it off.”

8 February 1998, Columbian (Vancouver, WA), “Ilgauskas Stands Out in NBA Rookie Game” (AP), pg. 1:
Vancouver’s Antonio Daniels had 14 points, Michael Stewart of Sacramento 13 and the Clippers’ Maurice Taylor 12 - including a thunderous “Statue of Liberty” slam a few miles from where the real thing stands.

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Monster “Statue of Liberty” slam Uncle Jeff. RT @jHARD13: Shoutout to my bro @jeff_green22 for the game winning bang out!!
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I uploaded a YouTube video—Shannon Brown flies high for the statue of liberty slam d… http://youtu.be/YfRQgMc7X9g?a
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LeBron James’ Statue of Liberty Slam - 2004
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LeBron James dunk vs. Pistons on Nov 24, 2004

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Vintage LeBron James With The Statue Of Liberty Dunk! At 33 Years Old!
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Vintage LeBron James With The Statue Of Liberty Dunk! At 33 Years Old!

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LeBron explodes to rim for Statue of Liberty slam - via @ESPN App
8:48 AM - 22 Feb 2019

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