In no particular order, except for the last one which is by far number one. Be sure to add your favorites in the comments if I missed any.
KJ over Hakeem:
Iverson over Camby:
John Starks over Horace Grant and MJ:
Kobe over Dwight:
Taj Gibson over D-Wade:
Jordan over Ewing:
Shaq over Chris Dudley:
Dominique over Larry Legend:
Kobe over Steve Nash:
Vince Carter over the Frenchie:
Baron Davis over AK47:
T-Mac over Shawn Bradley:
D-Wade over Varejao:
Shawn Kemp on Alton Lister:
Dr. J over Michael Cooper:
LeBron over KG:
Blake over Mozgov:
And finally, the uncontested number one poster dunk of all time, Scottie Pippen over Patrick Ewing, because of what he does afterwards:
Great video (courtesy of getbangedon.com).
Which dunk was the best?
I personally enjoyed D Wade’s spinning slam over Kendrick Perkins.
Before the playoffs get underway, let’s enjoy some of the finest plays from the regular season.
Got to love seeing a 5’10” white guy win the college dunk contest. Check out both the highlights from the contest and the rehearsal video as well. Incredible.
These dunks were infinitely times better than the game-tying three-pointer he attempted. Yuck!
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that today Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time, celebrates his 48th birthday today, so why not share a few clips celebrating his magnificent career?
Here you go:
I saw these guys at a Golden State game this December. Didn’t get to see anything like this though.
With NCAA conference play starting up, it’s time to start caring about college basketball (or at least attempting to).
Here’s an awesome collection of the greatest NCAA dunks of all time.
I guess playing his original team made him feel young again. Nothing ridiculously fancy here, but definitely still a nice (maybe windmill?) alley-oop. Throw it down, T-Mac!
By Nick Childs
This is a list of my favorite dunks. This list is very fluid, but these dunks are always worth revisiting for me. It is nearly impossible to make a true list of things like this, so it is almost certain that I will miss some great dunks. Feel free to leave a link as a comment. This list includes dunks from every level of basketball competition including the NBA, Olympic competition, And-1 and others. Other than that, enjoy these incredible acts of athleticism!
10. This video goes at No. 10 because it didn’t really happen in competition. How much defense is really played when you are trying to make a mix-tape? Nonetheless, a 720 dunk is ridiculous.
9. Kobe Bryant has a long, storied career, so it is tough to pick one dunk. My favorite is the one on Yao. Here is mix of his top 5 dunks.
8. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever live, and he had many famous dunks. Here is his infamous cradle dunk that helped him revolutionize the game in many ways.
7. Dominique Wilkins is regarded as one of the greatest dunkers of all time. He was known as “the human highlight real” and for good reason. He made the windmill famous. For anyone that can dunk, you know how hard it is to move the ball that far while in the air and trying to slam it in the basket.
6. Rajon Rondo showed me something this year that I had no idea he had. Watch him get off the ground and put it down with authority! P.S., way to contest the bucket, Chris Bosh.