NBA All-Star Weekend: The Top 10 Dunks Of All Time
The NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us. This weekend, the NBA will showcase its top talent in Los Angeles.
Between the Dunk Contest, Three Point Shootout, Skills Competition, Rookie Challenge and the All-Star Game, fans are sure to find some excitement this weekend.
The Dunk Contest has been in decline over the past decade or so. The past couple years have gotten better with players being more creative with their attempts.
Let's take a look back and rekindle all the fine memories the Dunk Contest has brought us over the years.
Here is a look at the top 10 dunks of all time during All-Star Weekend.
Who knows—maybe next year this list will include a name like Blake Griffin, JaVale McGee, Serge Ibaka or DeMar DeRozan.
10. Dee Brown
Dee Brown was one of the first to do the no-look slam in 1991.
The 1991 winner still says he has dunks up his sleeve that he has not seen anyone else do. If the NBA ever needs another contestant, why not call up Dee?
9. Julius Erving
Fast forward to the 2:08 mark.
Erving was the first to attempt a dunk from the foul line. Others have tried after him, like Jordan and Howard, but it is the originality that gets this dunk on the list.
8. Spud Webb
At 5'7", Spud Webb shocked the world with the creative dunks he did in the Dunk Contest.
Don't believe me? Just look at MJ towards the end of the clip.
I cannot pick one dunk for this list. Every single one of Webb's dunks gets the No. 8 spot.
7. Dominique Wilkins
The battle between Wilkins and Jordan will always be priceless.
These two were the cream of the crop in the NBA at the time.
The "Human Highlight Reel" and "His Airness" put on a show, with Jordan edging Wilkins in the end.
6. Michael Jordan
Although Jordan was not the first to attempt the free-throw line dunk, his was probably the best.
The way Jordan had his tongue out and how he cocked the ball in his hand will always put him on the list for the top dunks of all time.
5. Andre Iguodala
This incredible dunk got a perfect 50. How did Andre Iguodala not win the Dunk Contest in 2006?
OK, I may be a little biased towards Iggy, but you cannot argue that this dunk was not one of the best in the history of dunk contests.
Give the assist to A.I.
4. Jason Richardson
Another first was pulled off by Jason Richardson when he went off the glass and between the legs in 2004.
Just listen to Kenny Smith.
3. Michael Jordan
Fast forward to the 1:43 mark.
Jordan seems like he is the air for five seconds here. His performances in the dunk contests were just unreal.
He and Wilkins totally remastered the contest and put it on the national stage.
That was until this next fellow came...
2. Vince Carter
The top two spots are reserved for the Vince Carter Show.
This was his first dunk he did in 2000. Like the analysts said, it was time to go home after the first dunk, because Carter had already won.
1. Vince Carter
If anyone wants to argue that this was not the top dunk in the history of the NBA, please comment and tell me why.
Vince Carter put on a showcase in 2000. If I really wanted to, I could put every single one of his dunks from 2000 on this list.
2000 was one of the best Dunk Contests of all time.