It's probably safe to assume that LeBron James or Blake Griffin will throw down one or two more posterizing dunks before we flip the calendar to 2014, so consider these rankings subject to explosive change.
For now, though, we've compiled and ranked the top 20 in-your-face jams of the past 12 months.
Forget uncontested breakaways and lobs over the top of lazy defenders. To make this list, dunks have to have victims.
Naturally, the larger the unfortunate "dunkee," the more credit awarded the dunker. It's much harder to spike one on Andrew Bogut than it is to cram one home against Jason Terry. At the same time, the raw ferocity of the dunk, combined with its overall aesthetics, will ultimately matter more than the height of the unlucky party under the rim.
Respected coaches and old-school basketball minds always applaud the guts of those brave souls willing to stand in the way of a hard-charging offensive player. After watching these jams from 2013, I think it might be time to re-evaluate those sentiments.
Here are the top 20 posterizations of 2013.