- REDIRECT Template:Team Infobox"Showdown of the Superstars" is the 145th chapter of the Slam Dunk manga.
Akagi angrily laments on Uozumi fouling out, as Maki shoot two free throws, putting Kainan in the lead. The crowd, who had originally bet on Ryonan winning, begins to get nervous. Suddenly, Sendoh drives past Kiyota, shocking the crowd with his lack of calm. Maki and Takasago jump to block Sendoh, but Sendoh gets in between them and scores. Ryonan and the crowd get excited about Sendoh, thinking that Ryonan may have a chance as long as they have Sendoh. Suddenly, Sendoh intercepts the ball, using his height to his advantage. Maki races toward a driving Sendoh as Sendoh jumps to score. However, Maki swats the ball away, intending on not letting Sendoh score. Sendoh and Maki both smile, as they get ready for a showdown, exciting the crowd. Maki at first scores on Sendoh, but Sendoh returns the favor, amazing the crowd.
Meanwhile, at the Akagi residence, Haruko races to answer the phone. The person on the other end asks for Akagi, but Haruko takes it for him. The person on the other end tells her that Coach Anzai has fallen sick, shocking her, as Akagi, Kogure, and Ayako watch Sendoh and Maki with interest.