NBA’s All-Time Top 20 Dunkers (With YouTube Video)

June 29th, 2010 by Erik Landau Leave a reply »
What makes a great dunker? Is it hops? The ability to dunk through multiple bodies? Winning slam dunk contests? These are a few of the many factors that need to be examined when determining the greatest dunkers of all time. Previously, ESPN's Sports Nation did a countdown of the Top 20 Dunkers of All-Time. It was part of their mini series called: Who's No. 1? Here's the list of how they saw the Top 20 dunkers five years ago: 20. Steve Francis 19. Harold Miner 18. Amar'e Stoudemire 17. Darrell Griffith 16. Isaiah Rider 15. Kevin Garnett 14. Dwyane Wade 13. Larry Nance 12. Tracy McGrady 11. Connie Hawkins 10. Darryl Dawkins 9. Kobe Bryant 8. David Thompson 7. LeBron James 6. Shawn Kemp 5. Clyde Drexler 4. Vince Carter 3. Dominique Wilkins 2. Julius Erving 1. Michael Jordan This was the list they gave and as with most lists, it is based on opinion. I have my own with these points of interest included: creativity, the Slam Dunk Contest, dunk success, style, hang time, power, dunk perfection, entertainment factor, and dunking when it counts: in the playoffs.Begin Slideshow


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