NBA: 2013 All-Dunk Teams
It just happened to come the day after the NBA announced the roster for their three All-NBA teams.
With that, I felt the need to put together three teams that include the NBA's best dunkers from 2013. Like the All-NBA teams, each squad will include two guards, two forwards and a center.
Without further ado, here are the NBA's 2013 All-Dunk teams.
Third Team: Andre Iguodala, Guard
Andre Iguodala has been murdering the rim for some time now. It's hard to believe he's not even 30 yet.
With the likes of Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee, Iguodala and the rest Nuggets will continue to be a solid source of throwdowns next season.
Third Team: J.R. Smith, Guard
J.R. Smith was key in helping the Knicks earn their first Atlantic Division title since Forrest Gump was in theaters.
The Sixth Man of the Year consistently put Madison Square Garden on its feet, and brought his hops with him to the playoffs.
Third Team: Rudy Gay, Forward
Rudy Gay's trade to the Raptors gave Toronto fans a third source of monstrous dunks.
That doesn't change the fact that some of Rudy's best dunks were in a Grizzlies uniform this season.
A seasoned veteran, he led the Raptors in points per game (19.5), and would find himself on the Second or First Team had there not been such stiff competition at the forward position.
Third Team: Paul George, Forward
Paul George had big shoes to fill this year with the absence of Danny Granger. He excelled quite well in doing so, leading the Pacers to one of the best records in the Eastern Conference.
George earned All-NBA Third Team honors and put the Pacers on his back in a breakout season.
Just 23 years old, George will be rocking the rim in Indiana for years to come.
Third Team: DeMarcus Cousins, Center
DeMarcus Cousins is the leader of a young Sacramento Kings roster, averaging the most in points, rebounds, steals and posterizations for the team.
The 22-year-old has a long career ahead of him. If he can continue to rock the rim and embarrass anyone who stands in his way, he'll be making annual All-Dunk Team appearances, and will more than likely find his way to the first squad.
Second Team: DeMar DeRozan, Guard
DeMar DeRozan has been providing Raptors fans with filthy dunks since joining the team in 2009. His throwdown over Timofey Mozgov served as one of the best posterizations of 2013.
DeRozan has already established himself as a franchise player for Toronto. Whether or not he's the best dunker on the team is still up for debate, but he made a nice case for himself in the 2012-13 season.
Second Team: Terrence Ross, Guard
The 2013 Slam Dunk champion didn't disappoint Raptor fans in his rookie season. While he didn't have nearly the in-game impact as every other player on these squads, Ross has plenty of time to develop his game for the high-flying Raptors.
Second Team: Harrison Barnes, Forward
The Warriors established themselves as one of the best teams in the Western Conference this postseason, while Harrison Barnes established himself as one of the best rookies.
As a member of the All-Rookie First Team, Barnes did a solid job this year in his role for the Warriors, putting up 9.5 points per game, while slamming his way to the All-Dunk Second Team.
Second Team: Kevin Durant, Forward
The best scorer in the league can get as high as any other player in the NBA. Earning his spot on the All-NBA First Team for the fourth straight year, the 24-year-old gives Thunder fans plenty to look forward to despite a disappointing 2013 playoff run.
Did I mention he could rap (kinda)?
Second Team: JaVale McGee, Center
First Team: Russell Westbrook, Guard
First Team: Gerald Green, Guard
First Team: Blake Griffin, Forward
The 2012-13 season was no different, as Griffin rocked the rim and helped lead the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title in franchise history.
First Team: LeBron James, Forward
First Team: DeAndre Jordan, Center
So there you have it: the NBA's 2013 All-Dunk teams. Sound off in the comments about any omissions and I'll do my best to add them in.
All stats courtesy of NBA.com