We are just hours away from the 2013 edition of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, which takes place later tonight as part of NBA All-Star Saturday night in Houston.
Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors, James White of the New York Knicks, Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers and defending champion Jeremy Evens of the Utah Jazz will look to make history and join the likes of Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard as those who have reigned supreme in this competition.
I recently showed some love to some of the most underrated jams in dunk contest history, but I can’t ignore the best of the best when it comes to this event.
Here is my list for the 10 greatest dunks in NBA Slam Dunk Contest history…..
10) DWIGHT HOWARD (Orlando Magic) SUPERMAN DUNK (2008)
9) DWIGHT HOWARD (Orlando Magic) TAPS THE BALL OFF THE BACKBOARD (2008)
8) DOMINIQUE WILKINS (Atlanta Hawks) WINDMILL DUNK (1985)
7) ANDRE IGUODALA (Philadelphia 76ers) GOES BEHIND THE GLASS WITH THE REVERSE SLAM (2006)
6) MICHAEL JORDAN (Chicago Bulls) KISS THE RIM (1987)
5) JASON RICHARDSON (Golden State Warriors) GOES OFF THE GLASS BETWEEN THE LEGS (2004)
4) VINCE CARTER (Toronto Raptors) GOES BETWEEN THE LEGS OFF THE BOUNCE (2000)
3) JASON RICHARDSON (Golden State Warriors) GOES REVERSE BETWEEN THE LEGS (2003)
2) MICHAEL JORDAN (Chicago Bulls) DUNKS FROM THE FREE-THROW LINE (1988)
and the greatest dunk in Slam Dunk contest history is….
1) VINCE CARTER (Toronto Raptors) 360 WINDMILL (2000)
Honorable Mentions: Spudd Webb (Atlanta Hawks) Reverse Off The Bounce (1986), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers) Goes Behind The Back Off The Bounce (2006), Desmond Mason (Seattle SuperSonics) Goes Between The Legs With His Left Hand (2003)
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