NBA's All-Time Top 20 Dunkers (With YouTube Video)

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NBA's All-Time Top 20 Dunkers (With YouTube Video)

What makes a great dunker? Is it hops? The ability to dunk through multiple bodies? Winning slam dunk contests?

These are a few of the many factors that need to be examined when determining the greatest dunkers of all time.

Previously, ESPN's Sports Nation did a countdown of the Top 20 Dunkers of All-Time. It was part of their mini series titled, "Who's No. 1?"

Here's the list of how they saw the Top 20 dunkers five years ago:

20. Steve Francis
19. Harold Miner
18. Amar'e Stoudemire
17. Darrell Griffith
16. Isaiah Rider
15. Kevin Garnett
14. Dwyane Wade
13. Larry Nance
12. Tracy McGrady
11. Connie Hawkins
10. Darryl Dawkins
9. Kobe Bryant
8. David Thompson
7. LeBron James
6. Shawn Kemp
5. Clyde Drexler
4. Vince Carter
3. Dominique Wilkins
2. Julius Erving
1. Michael Jordan

This was the list they gave and, as with most lists, it is based on opinion.

I have my own list. The criteria include: creativity, the Slam Dunk Contest, dunk success, style, hang time, power, dunk perfection, entertainment factor and dunking in the playoffs.

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