Photographs that have impacted me

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Photo courtesy of Kip-koech on Flickr

This iconic photo of Michael Jordan during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest shaped the way I looked at Basketball for many years. The dunk was enough for MJ to overcome Dominque Wilkins and win the dunk contest in front of the hometown crowd. At at time when adversity was overcome seldom, this photo signifies the magnitude MJ went through to overcome and prevail.

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Motorists stop and wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson's friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison)

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 17: Motorists stop and wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Simpson’s friend Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a stand-off with police. (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison)

This photo is one of those when I see it I immediately remember where I was when I heard about the chase. I was outside playing baseball with friends and we all went into the closest house with cable to view the chase.

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