Best Gimmicks in NBA All-Star Dunk Contest History

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Best Gimmicks in NBA All-Star Dunk Contest History
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The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is entering its 27th year of existence when All-Star Weekend rolls around this year in Houston. As the years have gone by, the dunkers have progressively gotten more and more athletic, making the dunks more complex and, at times, jaw-dropping.

After a while though, it seemed like almost every dunk that could physically be completed had been done by somebody along the way. Soon, contestants in the Slam Dunk Contest were forced to resort to props and gimmicks to spice up what had become somewhat of a stale event.

Some of these gimmicks have fallen completely flat, while others have actually been very innovative and entertaining. Although it would be amusing to take a look at some of the failures, let's stay on the positive side of the tracks and examine some of the best gimmicks in Slam Dunk Contest history.

Warning: You can only read the rest of this slide show after you have jumped over a Kia-brand vehicle.

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