The rim-rattler. The boomshakalaka. The highlight reel jam is one of the most exciting plays in all of sports.
Any dunk that involves even the least bit of airborne acrobatics is enough to bring the crowd to its feet and energize a team. The most impressive and exhilarating throwdowns, however, are those that come at the expense of a defender.
There's really nothing quite like seeing a 6'6" guard jump over a 7'3" center and violently send the ball through the hoop.
It happens to the best of them, and anyone who desires to be a shot-blocker and defensive player will get posterized. It's just part of the game when you make a living challenging shots.
Some players have also garnered a reputation for being a rather easy target for dunking on. These are the guys who show up most often on the wrong end of SportsCenter clips and YouTube videos. We can debate for a long time whether or not this is good for the NBA, but that's a story for another day.
When compiling a list of the biggest dunking targets, it's important to remember that even though a guy may not get dunked on regularly, they can still be a big target. Anyone who is capable wants to put the best around-the-basket defender in his place and show off their ups.
It's the nature of the game.
So now that all of this is out of the way, let's take a look at 25 of the biggest targets for high-flying dunkers.