The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is a high flying, acrobatic, prop-filled, and jaw dropping event that Americans love.
Every year players put a new twist onto dunks that were thought to have no other alternatives.
The dunk contest began in 1984. Since then, countless new versions of even the most simple dunks have been completed.
Whether it was Spud Webb dunking like little men had never had, Michael Jordan soaring effortlessly through the air, or Dominique throwing down violent slams, the contest saw great dunkers early.
After a somewhat dead period in the contest, dunkers like Vince Carter revived it completely.
The 2011 cast aims to soar the contest to a whole new level.
This years contest features high flyers Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka, JaVale McGee, and DeMar DeRozan.
But let's get into why this contest is so great.
Here is a list of the top 10 greatest dunk contest ideas ever.