Today in Celtics history: Brown's peekaboo dunk, Fortson to Toronto

Today, February 9th is the 26th anniversary of Dee Brown's infamous "peekaboo" dunk, which won him the 1991 All-Star Game's Dunk Contest.

The event, which also featured Shawn Kemp of the Seattle Supersonics, Rex Chapman of the Charlotte Hornets, Kenny Smith of the Houston Rockets, Kenny Williams of the Indiana Pacers, Blue Edwards of the Utah Jazz, Otis Smith of the Orlando Magic, and Kendall Gill of the Atlanta Hawks, came down to Kemp and Brown, which Dee managed to steal through pumping up his Reeboks (remember those?) and covering his eyes. The dunk, which has become iconic for not just Brown and the Boston Celtics, but also the contest itself.

Today is also the 17th anniversary of the trade that would have sent Danny Fortson to the Toronto Raptors. In return, the Celts were to receive Alvin Williams and Sean Marks, but the trade was voided after Williams failed his physical. He would return to the team for the remainder of the season, only to be included in the league's first four-team deal in the offseason that sent him to the Golden State Warriors, which also saw the Celtics trade Dana Barros to the Dallas Mavericks, the Mavs trading Robert Pack, Hot Rod Williams and cash to Boston, and the Jazz traded a 2001 first round draft pick which would eventually become Joseph Forte.

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