Works of art are subjective. Their merits, or lack thereof, are based solely on the values of those judging them. In other words, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The audience in attendance at the NBA's 2013 Slam Dunk Contest witnessed Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors accumulate a score of 99 while garnering 58 percent of the fan vote.
Ross exhibited great hand speed while "orbiting" the ball around his body in throwing down a ferocious dunk in the finals. His Vince Carter tribute dunk was a site to behold as well. Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans' dunk over a painting of himself dunking over a painting was universally giggle-inducing, but the explosiveness and lower body control displayed were no laughing matter. The left arm windmill motion was almost anime in nature, truly cartoon-ish.
That dunk, in addition to his one-handed catch dunk, helped the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk champ win the proverbial silver in 2013 with a score of 90 while winning 42 percent of the fan vote.
As the afterglow of the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend reverberates through space and time, I felt it was high time to take a second look at some of the greatest losing dunks in NBA All-Star history. Subjectivity being what it is, there's a strong chance I might not list some of your favorites. If you think I overlooked your resident high-riser, don't hesitate to mention him in the comments. And away we go...