Richardson played college basketball at Michigan State. During his rookie season, Richardson won the NBA Rookie Challenge MVP and All-Rookie Team First Team honors. He is known as one of the NBA’s most demonstrative dunkers, winning back to back NBA Slam Dunk Competitions in 2002 and 2003. He joins on Michael Jordan and Nate Robinson as the only back-to-back champions. Richardson is especially known for his high-flying abilities and is widely regarded as one of the best dunkers in the NBA today.