The jump shot will always be a fundamental element in the game of basketball. But on the nightly highlight shows, the ones who are celebrated the most are those who attack the the basket "with no regard for human life," as TNT's Kevin Harlan would describe it.
They are the slashers, the ones who dive to the rim seemingly oblivious to the chaos that surrounds them. The ones who are a jab-step or a crossover away from immortality (at least on YouTube, anyway). They are the latest in a long and storied line of players that includes Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, among a host of others.
Of course, it should be noted that the three players above became far more crafty in the twilight of their respective careers, eschewing their reckless style to play more of a perimeter game.
So as we rank the best slashers in the NBA today, make sure to enjoy this current crop while you still can.