Which basketball player is widely credited with inspiring the NCAA to temporarily ban slam dunks?

Which basketball player is widely credited with inspiring the NCAA to temporarily ban slam dunks?

Michael Jordan
Wilt Chamberlain
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Before the 1967-’68 season, the NCAA announced it was banning the slam dunk. The ban is widely believed to have been enacted because of UCLA’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then named Lew Alcindor), who dunked over his opponents with ease. The no-dunking rule was referred to as the “Lew Alcindor rule” by the press. As a result, Alcindor adapted and developed a new move called the skyhook, leading UCLA to two national championships in the next two seasons without a single dunk. The NCAA’s ban on dunks lasted for ten seasons.

Answer: The correct answer is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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