Where Did 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Rank All-Time?

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Where Did 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Rank All-Time?
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Ah, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. It has a unique a marvelous history all its own. And every year, once the last jam has been thrown down, basketball fans like to gather together and debate where exactly this year's contest's fits in that history.

The old timers will spin yarns about the glory days of the '80s, when men were men and dunks didn't have all these fancy doo-dads and what's-its. But many of the young kids believe in their hearts that their modern heroes are far more athletic, and capable of more incredible aerial feats, than those old codgers dunking on those VHS tapes.

Now that 2014 All-Star Saturday is behind us and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has walked away with the "dunker of the night" title, we can put Saturday's contest into its proper place in the pantheon.

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