Dunking has turned into an art form, and only a select few have the distinction and honor of being "professional dunkers." The court is their canvas and the dunker (artist) uses his implement of choice (the ball) to put on the show.
I just realized I sound a lot like Bill Walton trying to be philosophical on air with one of his random rants.
Let's take a look at the top 10 high fliers right now in the NBA.
By the way, a fun fact: Legendary and former Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn came up with saying, "slam dunk." He also came up with "air-ball," "finger roll," "triple-double" and "give and go."