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Mike Tyson forces Michael Spinks to take a knee a minute into their fight on June 27, 1988, in Atlantic City, NJ.  It was the first time Spinks had been knocked down in his professional career. Spinks took a count of four before rising, only to be knocked down again shortly thereafter. The fight was over after 91 seconds. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Mike Tyson forces Michael Spinks to take a knee a minute into their fight on June 27, 1988, in Atlantic City, NJ.  It was the first time Spinks had been knocked down in his professional career. Spinks took a count of four before rising, only to be knocked down again shortly thereafter. The fight was over after 91 seconds. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Tyson vs. Spinks: 25th Anniversary

Dominique Wilkins competes at the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. Despite Wilkins’ amazing work, the contest was won by Michael Jordan. (Walter Iooss Jr/SI)

Dominique Wilkins competes at the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. Despite Wilkins’ amazing work, the contest was won by Michael Jordan. (Walter Iooss Jr/SI)

Brian Bosworth poses during a 1988 SI photo shoot. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Brian Bosworth

Brian Bosworth poses during a 1988 SI photo shoot. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Brian Bosworth

Mark Jackson celebrates after a three-point play during a 1988 game against the Lakers. Jackson, now coach of the Golden State Warriors, is the early pick for Coach of the Year, according to SI’s Ian Thomsen. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson celebrates after a three-point play during a 1988 game against the Lakers. Jackson, now coach of the Golden State Warriors, is the early pick for Coach of the Year, according to SI’s Ian Thomsen. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark Jackson

Florida State cornerback Deion Sanders gets his ankle taped prior to a 1988 Seminoles practice. Sanders usually wore No. 2, but donned a No. 1 jersey for the session. This year’s Florida State squad is currently ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest College Football Power Rankings. (AP)

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GALLERY: Rare Photos of Deion Sanders

Florida State cornerback Deion Sanders gets his ankle taped prior to a 1988 Seminoles practice. Sanders usually wore No. 2, but donned a No. 1 jersey for the session. This year’s Florida State squad is currently ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest College Football Power Rankings. (AP)
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Dominique Wilkins unleashes a dunk during the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. (Walter Iooss Jr/SI)

GALLERY: NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2012)

Dominique Wilkins unleashes a dunk during the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. (Walter Iooss Jr/SI)
GALLERY: NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2012)

Michael Jordan puts on a display during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Michael Jordan | Jordan at North Carolina

Michael Jordan puts on a display during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Michael Jordan | Jordan at North Carolina

Adrian Dantley looks for space amidst the outstretched arms of Magic Johnson and James Worthy during Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals. The Pistons would win the game 105-93 but lose the series in seven. (Peter Read Miller/SI)  

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Adrian Dantley looks for space amidst the outstretched arms of Magic Johnson and James Worthy during Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals. The Pistons would win the game 105-93 but lose the series in seven. (Peter Read Miller/SI)  
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Los Angeles Lakers | Detroit Pistons

A view from the upper bowels of the Boston Garden before a 1988 Celtics-Hawks playoff game. (Corbis)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

A view from the upper bowels of the Boston Garden before a 1988 Celtics-Hawks playoff game. (Corbis)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Legendary Jazz forward Karl Malone slams home a dunk during a 1988 game against the Rockets. Malone, the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer, turns 49 on Tuesday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Karl Malone

Legendary Jazz forward Karl Malone slams home a dunk during a 1988 game against the Rockets. Malone, the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer, turns 49 on Tuesday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Karl Malone

Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)

FARBER: Making sense of the LA Kings
CAZENEUVE: Devils focus on Game 4
FARBER: Penner playing up to his size

Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)
FARBER: Making sense of the LA KingsCAZENEUVE: Devils focus on Game 4FARBER: Penner playing up to his size

Larry Bird backs Dominique Wilkins into the post during Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bird scored 34 points, 20 in the fourth-quarter, while Wilkins poured in 47 in a losing effort as Boston advanced to play Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals. Are the Celtics and Hawks heading to another memorable Game 7? The Hawks survived on Tuesday with a 87-86 victory to force a Game 6 on Thursday. (Manny Millan/SI)

TROCCHI: Horford fuels Hawks to victory 
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird 

Larry Bird backs Dominique Wilkins into the post during Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bird scored 34 points, 20 in the fourth-quarter, while Wilkins poured in 47 in a losing effort as Boston advanced to play Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals. Are the Celtics and Hawks heading to another memorable Game 7? The Hawks survived on Tuesday with a 87-86 victory to force a Game 6 on Thursday. (Manny Millan/SI)
TROCCHI: Horford fuels Hawks to victory GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird 

Kansas coach Larry Brown instructs his players during a 1988 practice. Brown coached at KU from 1983-88 and led the team to the 1988 National Championship. (Lane Stewart/SI)

SI VAULT: New Kansas coach Brown making his presence felt (2.13.84)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Kansas Basketball 

Kansas coach Larry Brown instructs his players during a 1988 practice. Brown coached at KU from 1983-88 and led the team to the 1988 National Championship. (Lane Stewart/SI)
SI VAULT: New Kansas coach Brown making his presence felt (2.13.84)GALLERY: Classic Photos of Kansas Basketball 

Oklahoma State guard John Starks breaks free for a dunk during a 1988 Big Eight Tournament game against Kansas. (David E. Klutho/SI)

SI VAULT: Knicks guard John Starks is explosive, sometimes too much (5.17.93)

Oklahoma State guard John Starks breaks free for a dunk during a 1988 Big Eight Tournament game against Kansas. (David E. Klutho/SI)
SI VAULT: Knicks guard John Starks is explosive, sometimes too much (5.17.93)

Alonzo Mourning flushes home a dunk during the 1988 McDonald’s All-American Game. The rosters for the 2012 game will be announced tonight. Check out the gallery below for some NBA stars (past and present) who played in the McDonald’s game. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: McDonald’s All-Americans Through The Years

Alonzo Mourning flushes home a dunk during the 1988 McDonald’s All-American Game. The rosters for the 2012 game will be announced tonight. Check out the gallery below for some NBA stars (past and present) who played in the McDonald’s game. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: McDonald’s All-Americans Through The Years