1. 360 Degrees of Separation
Let’s start with the most recent. This is Paul George throwing down a massive 360 dunk during live play; which is rare, to say the least. There’s a larger one here
2. The Butler Will Serve You Now
That’s Jimmy Butler posterizing Chris Bosh on the alley-oop.
3. Nate The Great
That’s the 5’9” Nate Robinson jumping over the 6’11” Dwight Howard to win the 2009 Dunk Competition.
4. KOBE! (Dave Chappelle voice)
Here’s Kobe winning the ‘97 dunk contest with a little between the legs action.
5. Dunks = Art, Art = Life, Life = Dunks
Terrance Ross getting art with an easel.
6. When I Say “Oh Snap” I Mean “OH SHIT”
Shannon Brown with the alley-oop powerful enough to bring back “Ermahgerd”.
7. Tha Carter
Vince Carter, ladies and gentleman, Vince Carter.
11. Seeing Green
Gerald Green launches an off-the-backboard slam-a-roni (not a thing).
12. The Man with a (Head)Band
Lebron James throws down a 360 dunk while his headband flashes in the spotlight.
13. Fighting Windmills
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook does his best Don Quixote impression with this windmill slam.
14. The Taj (Mahal) Gibson Put Back Special
Taj Gibson of the Bulls shows the ball just exactly how it’s supposed to go in the net.
15. Sky High (The Dunk)
Shawn Kemp of the defunct Seattle Super Sonics (those uniforms though) flys to the basket like a missile on this alley oop.
16. Defying Gravity
KENNETH FARIED! THROUGH THE LEGS! OFF THE BACKBOARD! DOES GRAVITY EVEN EXIST?!!?
17. Andre “The Giant” Igoudala
Andre gets a little slow-motion with it in this nasty two-handed slam.
18. The Original Space Jam
Michael Jordan’s Free Throw Line Dunk. Enough said.
19. Might As Well JUMP!
That’s King James literally jumping over Cartier Martin on his way to this nasty dunk.
20. Beyond the JaVale
JaVale McGee steals the ball and the proceeds to lay down a Godzilla-like one handed jam.
21. Scottie Too Hottie
Scottie Pippen, no introduction needed, reaches for infinity and grabs it.
22. Traffic Jam
Harrison Barnes brings you the traffic on the twos with this slam going the traffic jam under the basket.
23. Circus Act
James and Dwyane Wade do a little showing off in this 3-tent arena worthy jam.
24. Who Shot J.R.? No One! J.R. Dunked!
J.R. Smith with the stutter one-handed smash in traffic.
DUNKS ARE LIFE. I got it tattooed on my back, so it has to be true, right?