NBA Dunk Competition: Michael Jordan or Vince Carter, Who Was the Better Dunker?

Orly Rios Jr.Analyst IIFebruary 19, 2011

Jordan or Carter, who is the greatest dunker of All-Time?
Jordan or Carter, who is the greatest dunker of All-Time?Dave Sandford/Getty Images

In honor of this All-Star Weekend's Slam-Dunk contest, I present an argument which cannot be ended when only two people are left to argue.

I recently got into a Facebook argument with a cousin of mine, who boldly stated that Vince Carter was the best dunker of all time.

I quickly countered that His Airness, Michael Jordan, was the greatest dunker of all time. I made an argument why and even included a video of his greatest dunks—much to no avail, as my cousin had already made his mind up that Carter, not Jordan, was the greatest dunker of all time.

Since there is no real way to break this tie of an argument, I wish to confer with you, the readers of Bleacher Report.

I tried to post video of both Vince Carter and Michael Jordan's top 10 dunks of all time according to; however, I couldn't. I have, however, included a direct link to the videos.

Please watch the videos if you haven't, and please vote and leave comments. All feedback is welcomed.

Michael Jordan

Vince Carter

Even though Vince Carter had his share of eye-popping dunks, including his 2000 Summer Olympics slam over 7'2" French center Frederic Weis, he's never had that one single iconic dunk in an NBA game the way Jordan had when he went straight up against Georgetown alumni Patrick Ewing.

In the end, both were great dunk artists, but Jordan has to be considered the greatest of all time.

He got his nickname "Air" after his dunk from the free throw line of the 1988 Slam-Dunk Contest. The photo remains one of the most, if not the most, iconic NBA photos of all time.

If you do not think that either Jordan or Carter is the greatest dunk artist of all-time, but rather Dominique Wilkins, which i wouldn't argue with, then please vote other.