Ranking the Best Dunkers in the NBA

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Ranking the Best Dunkers in the NBA
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It's virtually impossible to come to a general consensus on a list of the 10 best dunkers in the NBA.

While there are those who are universally considered to be head and shoulders above the competition (both literally and figuratively), there are other players who spark debate among fans for a variety of reasons.

For the most part, the best dunkers are the ones who can consistently do it within the natural flow of action.

Nearly every player in the league can look good in a layup line or in a dunk-contest setting—it takes a certain level of skill to pull off an impressive slam during a game that actually counts in the standings.

And while a player's vertical leap is an important factor, it isn't the only trait that a great dunker needs. It takes a special mix of power, style and pure jumping ability in order to be considered one of the best in the NBA, and that group is a very select fraternity.

Read on to see the top 10 dunkers in the Association.

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