The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has featured some of the greatest athletes the league has ever seen, and throughout the years, a wonderful history has been established.
From the days of Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins to the battles of Dwight Howard and Nate Robinson, the players have treated fans to spectacular displays. And while the event has clearly lost some of its appeal over time, there's no denying that a good slam can cement a player's place in NBA history.
But the question is, which of these dunks should go down as the greatest?
Determining the best dunk ever is subjective in nature, which is why there's no correct answer. However, placing each slam in a one-on-one, single-elimination playoff is the best way to narrow down the choices.
The NBA is constantly changing, and while the future of the dunk contest has yet to be told, its history has already been written.
*The top 32 dunks were chosen, and using a seeding generator (via Challonge.com), participants were placed against one another randomly for the first round of the tournament.