The Slam Dunk contest is to the NBA All-Star Game as the Home Run Derby is to the MLB All-Star Game and the fastest shot to the NHL All-Star game. However, unlike the MLB and NHL contests, the Slam Dunk contest adds an element of creativity.
This year's winner was Utah Jazz second year benchwarmer Jeremy Evans, whose three dunks involved the following tricks: Dunking with a camera attached to his body, with two basketballs thrown by teammate Gordon Hayward and in tribute to Jazz legend Karl Malone, dunking over a comedian dressed as a mailman while wearing a Malone jersey.
While I am still scratching my head over how Evans beat out Paul George of the Pacers, I compose this slideshow in order to rank all twelve dunks from the Dunk contest.
Each player will have their worst dunk ranked between 9 and 12, their second best between 5 and 8, and their best between 1 and 4.
Here we go.