More than a dozen events take place during NBA All-Star Weekend, but the Slam Dunk Contest is quite possibly the crown jewel of the schedule.
There have been many years when the dunk contest has outshone the All-Star Game itself as millions of fans tune in to watch some of the best high-flyers the Association has to offer.
A number of players have made a name for themselves in the Slam Dunk Contest, and others have used the competition to build on their already-growing legend.
Over the years, we've seen plenty of ridiculous slams that most of us thought were impossible. And then we were treated to special talents such as Vince Carter and Dwight Howard, who pulled off feats of athleticism that were far beyond our wildest dreams.
While the appreciation of the artistry behind a slam dunk is fairly subjective, the ranking of the best competition dunks of all time is always a topic of intense debate.
As we prepare for the latest iteration of the Slam Dunk Contest, let's take a look back in the annals at some of the best dunks we've ever seen during All-Star Weekend.