The Best Prop and Gimmick Dunks in Slam Dunk History

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The Best Prop and Gimmick Dunks in Slam Dunk History
Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Look, I don't know what your opinion is of NBA All-Star Weekend, but my personal take is that it's phenomenal.

Sure, I can do without all the celebrity games and the lack of intensity until the fourth quarter in the All-Star Game itself, but the events leading up to that Sunday night tip is what makes fans go bananas.

And based off the title of this article, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm specifically talking about: the Slam Dunk Contest.

While there are a few guys who us fans have always wanted to see take part—ahem, LeBron James—the guys who have participated have given us some incredible moments. Ones that a 5'8" guy like myself could only hope to do—without cranking a hoop down to seven feet.

So I'm taking a look back at some of the best prop or gimmick slams that we've ever seen from the dunk contest, which hopefully inspire a whole new generation of dunkers to try duplicating and perfecting in the coming years.

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