The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is always one of the most anticipated events of All-Star Weekend.
Although it occasionally disappoints, the dunk contest has a rich history that showcases the breathtaking athletic ability and creativity of some of the most spectacular leapers the league has ever seen.
Jeremy Evans, Derrick Williams, Chase Budinger and Paul George have recently been named as the four contestants who will take center stage on All-Star Saturday.
Needless to say, this is one of the most underwhelming lineups in recent memory.
But instead of complaining about the lack of star power in the upcoming contest, I decided to turn back the clock and enjoy some of the best dunks that have ever been performed.
Some of these dunks made the list because they are exceptional feats of athleticism. Some of them made it because they are extremely creative or innovative. Some of them are just downright iconic.
So here they are, the best of the best—the top 20 jams in dunk contest history.