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The Top 5 Most Amazing Dunkers in Phoenix Suns History

Roberto PayneContributor IJanuary 20, 2017

The Top 5 Most Amazing Dunkers in Phoenix Suns History

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    The Phoenix Suns franchise has been blessed with some dynamic dunkers over the years, and five guys really stand out as the cream of the crop.

    They come from different eras and had different styles of play, but they all had one thing in common: the ability to throw down something fierce on the opposing defense.

    Read on to see which five players are the most amazing dunkers in Phoenix Suns history and for some video of some of the best dunks for each man.

Tom Chambers

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    Tom Chambers was a Phoenix Sun for a mere five seasons, but boy, did he ever leave his mark on the franchise.

    Apart from being a dynamite scorer, Chambers was also quite the high-flyer. Most people knew he could get up, but no one saw this unbelievable dunk coming.

    Chambers received the pass from Kevin Johnson and just seemed to glide through the air (and Mark Jackson) to the rim.

    Truly one of the greatest dunks in NBA history.

Amar'e Stoudemire

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    Amar'e Stoudemire went from high school straight to the NBA and never looked back. Stoudemire was a Sun for eight seasons and provided some spectacular highlights for the fans.

    His classic poster dunk was not fancy, but it sure packed a lot of power and brought down the house every time.

    Whether it be this dunk on Richard Jefferson, this dunk on Anthony Tolliver or even this dunk on Joel Przybilla, the man could throw down the hammer.

Larry Nance

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    Thinking of the top dunkers in NBA history brings a couple names to mind. Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, Dominique Wilkins. Consider Larry Nance close behind them.

    Larry Nance aka "The High Ayatollah of Slamola" is one of the greatest dunkers in NBA history, let alone on the Phoenix Suns.

    The winner of the first NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 showcased his elite athleticism any chance he got, and really had some memorable dunks, including a remarkable dunk on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    Here are the highlights from his dunk contest days, in which he beat out Dr. J for the title in '84.

Kevin Johnson

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    Kevin Johnson was often the smallest guy on the court, but that doesn't mean he couldn't get up with the big boys.

    Johnson produced many memorable slam dunks for Suns fans and, in my book, gets more brownie points for only being 6'1".

    His most famous dunk, and one of the best dunks in NBA history, was his facial on Hakeem Olajuwon during the 1994 playoffs.

    Some of his other memorable dunks include this dunk on Mark Eaton, this dunk on Patrick Ewing and this dunk on John "Hot Rod" Williams.

    Are you seeing a trend here? This little guy sure could posterize big men!

Connie Hawkins

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    Connie Hawkins played only eight short years in the NBA, but he made a big impact on the rest of the league. He might even be one of the original great dunkers of the NBA.

    The Hawk could get up with the best of them and wasn't afraid to throw it down on any defenders in his way.

    Here's a collection of Phoenix dunkers that starts out with a couple Connie Hawkins dunks.

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