Since the Slam Dunk Contest is coming up tomorrow, here is our pick for the top dunkers in NBA history.
9. Nate robinson
The 5'9'' Guard became the 1st-ever 3-time Slam Dunk champion in 2010. Some of his highlights include dunking over Spud and blocking Yao Ming.
8. David Thompson
This 1975 1st-overall pick amazed the league with thunderous dunks. Not to mention being a Hall of Famer as well.
7. Jason Richardson
This 2-time Dunk champion is one of three players to win the contest back-to-back times. He is the master of through the legs dunks and just look where his head is!!
6. Shawn Kemp
Reign Man earned his name by smashing the rim on his dunks. Out of Trinity CC, Kemp was one of the vital pieces of the Seattle franchise in the mid-90s.
5. Spud Webb
This 5'7'' legend shocked the NBA world by beating Dominique Wilkins in 1986 to win the Dunk Contest. The original short dunker.
4. Michael Jordan
You are probably thinking, how could His Airness be at number 4?? Purely because he wasn't just a great dunker, but is known better for being basketball's best player ever.
3. Julius Erving
This NBA legend is a huge reason why we have dunk contests. His throw-downs in the ABA helped bring acrobatic dunks such a staple in the modern game. Not to mention he also dunked from the free throw line.
2. Dominique Wilkins
The Human Highlight Film was the best dunker during the times of Jordan and proved time and time again, both in game and in contests.
1. Vince Carter
This UNC grad is the greatest dunker. Despite winning just one dunk contest, he wowed everyone to the point of calling him the best. His dunks always blew people's minds.