Duke had a reputation of preferring the most efficient play rather than the spectacular.
Take the charge rather than try to block the shot, which is more highly likely to draw a foul. Lay the ball in rather than exert too much energy on a rim rocking dunk. Boring but it wins games.
For the average college basketball player dunking is as easy as putting on their shorts. Uncontested, it is easy.
The trick is trying to dunk with a defender chasing at your heels on the fast break or against a zone defense. This takes courage.
A spectacular dunk fires up the team and starts a run to blow a game wide open or bring the score even.
Over the years a number of menacing sky walkers have changed Duke's outlook. This is a tribute to them.
Sincere apologies to all the guys that played in the '80s and and beyond as not many are featured.