NBA Playoffs: Taj Gibson and the 10 Greatest Playoff Dunks

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NBA Playoffs: Taj Gibson and the 10 Greatest Playoff Dunks
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The Bulls didn't just beat the Heat in Game 1, they embarrassed them. No play summarized it more than Taj Gibson's dunk over Dwyane Wade, easily the best dunk of the postseason so far.

Gibson not only flushed with two hands, an added degree of difficulty, but he caught Wade in mid-air and hung on the rim for extra authority. Throw in the fact that Wade's a Chicago native who had family and friends in attendance and it adds even more to the dunk's greatness.

Is it one of the greatest dunks in NBA playoff history? Only time will tell, but here's 10 of the greatest in one man's opinion.

To be fair here’s how I judged it: It had to be a dunk that came at a pivotal moment. Preferential treatment went to how the dunk has been remembered over time. It had to be a clear dunk on somebody and the more nasty the dunk, the more likely it made the list. These dunks made statements that were much louder than the action itself.

There's no doubt that Gibson's dunk will be remembered for years to come and might even pass some of the dunks on this list. At least Dwyane Wade can take solace that some of the victims on this list weren't defined by being on a poster.

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