As dunks have become more and more fashionable, different players have interpreted the art of dunking differently. Some like to dunk one-handed, some likes to dunk two-handed. Some will never dare try anything more than a windmill, some will try things never done before.
Some likes standing dunk, some likes a dunk after a run. Here now, is a list of the top 10 ferocious dunkers in the NBA, who attempts to rip the rim off every time they go to the hole. Every time.
Speed and length makes him a dangerous threat. Adding to that is his will to get to the rim. When he drives down the lane for his signature one handed tomahawk, you can expect a huge finish. He won't pull the rim down, but you can see how much energy he puts into it.
J-Rich, former NBA Dunk champion for consecutive years, is born to be a dunker. In fact, you can see him bouncing around with his two legs all the time. Known for his two-legged jump for almost all of his dunks, he finishes his dunks with style, emphasis, and strength. Even though he won't baptize you like the other dunkers later on, he is good enough to make you watch him dunk instead of doing something about it.
Andre Iguodala is one of the best at dunking, but he also adds power because of his build. That makes his dunks that jaw-dropping. In the open court, players tend to walk away when AI.2 goes up. I mean, check out his muscle tone!
Amare Stoudemire is known for this two step tomahawk dunk after getting the ball through a pick and roll with Steve Nash. Classic play, modern finish. He knows that somebody's there to meet him, so he, in turn, finishes strong at the rim. If you are not called Duncan, you would probably want to get out of the way.
Known for put-back slams and his "sitting-down on rim" dunk, where he goes up and comes down with two hands as if he is going to sit down on the rim, Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is all power, power, and power. His energy along with his leaping ability results in power dunks after power dunks. Not once do you see him go up to the rim soft - not once.
Dwight Howard, a former NBA Dunk champion, is known to roam the paint with power. His dunks off his spin or drop-step is hard to defend, because he has the capability of bringing down the shot-clock, as seen in one of the playoffs games in Cleveland. Leading the league in dunks, Howard is known as not only one of the best dunkers, but one of the most powerful dunkers in the NBA.
After breaking two backboards in the NBA, the backboards are now called "Shaq-proof". If you can get the NBA to develop new equipments that are designed to stop you from destroying them, what else do you need really?
Even though Shaq is on his downhill of a terrific NBA career, his pure size and strength can send the rim rocking. Add to that his competitiveness and his knack of hanging around the rim for a bit. Well, just don't get caught underneath when he does it.
The original K-Mart is a ferocious dunker. Period. Before his knee surgeries, he's known as one of the feared players in NBA playing alongside Jason Kidd in the Nets, where he made a name for himself as one of the best inside presence, and known for slapping the backboard after every dunk.
Even though the surgeries slowed him down, his current stint with the Nuggets is not poor by any means. When he goes up, he goes up strong. Ask Dallas Mavericks fans.
Former NBA Dunk champion, Josh Smith has length, strength, and power. His signature one-handed pull-back dunk has devastated so many of those who attempted to block it. In fact, I remember clearly in one of his dunks during a game against the Golden State Warriors that the sound it produces could be heard echoing through the arena like a thunder just struck. NBA players respect that, and they get out of his way too.
Known as one of the best, if not the best, players in the open court. As one commentator puts it: "LeBron James has no regard for human life!" When LeBron dunks, people get out of the way. Literally. And these people are professional athletes. His combination of speed and power almost always results in a powerful dunk that sends the rim rocking back and forth.