The NBA Dunk Contest is quickly approaching and fans are eagerly anticipating watching Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, JaVale McGee and Serge Ibaka throw down slam after slam.
The dunk is, after all, the most exciting play in basketball. Nothing can get a crowd pumped up like seeing a player throw the basketball down through the rim with authority. If there's some style involved, even better. If there's a player in the way that gets posterized, even better still.
Ever since dunking was first thought of, people have been thinking of new ways to make the slam dunk bigger and better. If you look back through the history of the sport, the records are filled with great players known for their dunking abilities.
So that got me thinking, if I could watch the Slam Dunk Contest with 10 contestants from all of basketball's history, who would they be?
The players would obviously be from their primes. I wouldn't want to see 2011 Michael Jordan dunk quite as much as 1990s Michael Jordan.
So read on for the 10 players that would fill up the field in my dream Dunk Contest. I've included videos of each and every player for your viewing enjoyment.