Power Ranking the 10 Greatest Dunk Contests of All-Time

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Power Ranking the 10 Greatest Dunk Contests of All-Time
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Trying to rank the greatest NBA dunk contests of all time is hard.

But based on the fact that the assembled panel of "experts" completely botches the result as often as not, it's apparently much more difficult to be a judge in the individual competitions themselves. So everything's relative.

With 28 options to choose from (we're including the 1976 ABA contest for reasons that'll be explained later), narrowing down a top 10 is tricky. Because of that, we'll need some parameters.

To crack these rankings, a dunk contest must feature a truly memorable moment. In some cases, that means we're looking for amazing back-and-forth competition, like the one Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins treated us to in 1988.

In others, a single spectacular slam is enough.

Get ready to enjoy cupcakes, warm-up jackets and some truly special aerial performances because we've ranked the top 10 NBA dunk contests of all time.

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