Best Slam Dunkers in Basketball

The Top Ten

1 Vince Carter

Vince is the definition of poetry in motion. No one dunks like him. Jordan, Nique, the Doctor, they were all great dunkers but Vince dunked with passion. The form, power, creativity, the swag. It's over ladies and gentlemen

Vince Carter is the best dunker to ever live. Michael Jordan is even close to Vince Carter's dunking ability. Did MJ ever stick his elbow in the rim? NO! Did MJ do a 360 windmill? NO! Did MJ ever get in a dunk from between his legs off a bounce pass from T-Mac? NO! Dr. Is better than MJ.

No no no no. If you believe Michael Jordan is the best dunker than clearly you have never seen the 2000 Dunk Contest. Sure Jordan did the Free Throw dunk but Carters dunks were far more innovative and jaw dropping. You could feel the power he dealt with every dunk. Elbow in the rim dunk, bounce pass between legs dunk and my favourite, the 360 windmill dunk. Easily the greatest dunker. VINSANITY! - decorulez97

His greatness above the rim is unmatched! The man is a combination of Jordans flair with Dominique power! How can anyone beat that?

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2 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Created so many types of in-game dunks and was the most completely unstoppable dunking force of all time. And easily the greatest player EVER. - apachereporter

Hands down, Michael Jordan. Why? The one handed slam dunk with his tongue sticking out. He had the best dunks in the 90s, and the best of all time. - the_dude_abides

Created those nice trademark dunks! Best ever in the game!


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3 Julius Erving Julius Erving Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.

I grew up in the Dr. J error, Doc is the MAN! Period, end of story! If it wasn't for his love for the game and his passion, his hart, the entertainment on the basketball court. Are you kidding me? Come on everyone, give this man his due because he paid all of them. Someone had to be the leader, started it all and he is it. The rest of the gentlemen learned from him. Their wouldn't be any magnificent highlights in this wonderful sport if he didn't play the game. Raise that percentage.

Dr j is the first real great dunker basketball has seen he won the first ever slam dunk contest. Jordans "original three throw line dunk was eh kind of invented by Julius Erving

If you never saw him play you just wouldn't understand... NOBODY could stop him on a dunk... The best by far... Not even close for second...

The greatest dunker ever. Michael Jordan has no choice but to take a back seat to the master above the rim who started it all. The Doc had hang time and he was certainly a better leaper than MJ, well, when Doc was in his prime of course.

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4 Dominique Wilkins

Beat jordan in the dunk contest, the only reason y jordan won the next year was b/c he wasn't in it - True2theGame

All other players were great players
but guys no one slam dunked like this man
he just was the best

Drafted by the Atlanta hawks in 1981, dominque is considered one of the greatest Dunkers of all time. He was known for beating Jordan in the dunk contest and is a hall of famer.

He is so much better than Jordan look it up and he's the number one best just so u know look it up

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5 Lebron James Lebron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

LeBron is far from the top 10. All he does is pull it back and slam it in. No creativity at all. He would be lucky to get by the first round of the dunk contest. - Bronson

LBJ doesn't do too much fancy stuff, but he does THROW it down like a monster! tip for defenders are to step away lol... including you kobe ;) - 23K1NG

Are you joking this guy is forth this guy can throw down on anybody like a monster he jumps higher than anybody on this list YOU can't DEFEND THIS GUY

Lets go cavs champs again

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6 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

I would vote for Vince but Kobe is only #9 so I'm voting for him

Kobe can dunk very well for a man his age and size.

If you don't admit to one's self that he is the greatest to play during his time then, you haven't been paying attention.

He is very good at dunking ecspecialy as a kid

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7 Shawn Kemp

I was never a big fan of Kemp, but this is a joke. He is hands down the best dunker to ever step foot on a court. I don't think there's even an argument

Kemp is the best ever! His best dunks were in pressure situations and he would dunk over the top of other players.

Shawn Kemp one of the few guys that can dunk on shaq

He should be number ONE!

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8 Blake Griffin

Y is Blake not the top. I can't think of anyone better. Hello he was a slam dunk champ. Plus he's super hot. He's got the whole package. Plus his Kia commercials r outrageously funny! If you haven't seen them yet watch them. Of there is anyone else who could dunk better than him and look sexy while doing it I'm sure I would have heard of them.

Right now there are non better than blake at dunking, he basically makes a living off of attacking the rim. Jordan in all honesty was better but today, there are none better than griffin.

Blake griffin is the best dunker now because of his ability to jump spectacular and the momentum to not give up and give it all he's got

You are boss blake griffin

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9 Jason Richardson

Yeah better than kobe and james! He should be in the top 5 - redemarrageachaud19

What this guy should be top 5. He's very underrated - nbaallstar

Easily one of the greatest to ever dunk a basketball. Top 3 for sure

Are you serious, has no one seen the 2002/2003 dunk contest vs desmond mason, THIS MAN IS A LEGEND

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10 Gerald Green

People don't know Gerald Green because he's never been a big name player, but dude can get up and throw down like nobody's business.

Drafted by the Boston celtics in 2005, he showed some of the most unbelievable and athletic dunks ever. A three time dunk contest qualifier and had won it twice.

The Contenders

11 Spud Webb

Spud Webb is a awesome NBA player way did he retire because everybody will be coming from every were just to see him Spud Webb is a short guy like me but we can jump high because one day. I jumped 89 feet in a fitness test.

If a guy under 6 foot can whip everyone in a dunk contest, how the hell is he not the best? - TKDCats312

has one of the best vertical jumps in the game

Spud was so small and he could jump that. Hi give him number ten

12 Clyde Drexler Clyde Drexler

1 of Kobe Bryant's top 5 players to defend

Drafted by the Portland trail blazers in 1983, Clyde " the glide" drexler wowed people with his ability to glide as he dunks. Drexler is now a hall of famer.

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13 Tracy McGrady

Drafted by the Toronto raptors in 1997, Tracy brought show time dunks to Toronto. His dunks were unpredictable; it could be skillful, powerful, or athletic dunks. Tracy came straight from high school to the nba and is a possible hall of famer.

Ask Shawn Bradley who he thinks the best dunker of all time is.

The Best- He takes the most ridiculous shots and risks and comes through - ciacrossfire121

How is he number 12 broke the backboard

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14 Darryl Dawkins

Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975, he had powerful dunks that were so strong that they had to make the rims stronger because he had broken two backboards. He was one of the first players drafted out of high school

he shattered backboards and dunked the ball like he was holding a tennis ball

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15 Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

He didn't have the best season but when he wants to he can dunk the basketball.

He. Is. Superman. There's nothing left to say... And he knows that fast don't lie.

I like him because he does th superman dunk

This guy sucks deandre Jordan should be higher than this guy

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16 J Smoove (Josh Smith)

Dunk champ in 2005, and he hasn't stopped throwing down since.

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17 DeAndre Jordan DeAndre Jordan Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Jordan's dunk in Detroit was monstrous.

The most athletic center of all time.

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18 Nate Robinson

nate robinson is just 5 feet and 9 inchs and he's won slam dunk contest a record 3 times. his jumps measures at 50 inches. with these stats, he's arguably the greatest slam dunker..

Nate Robinson's only 5'9'' so back to #2. How the (swear word) isn't he first in this whole entire all-time first. 2nd is Spud Webb. The last is Shaq. He doesn't jump, he only just ordinary hang on tight!

Little guy but guess what! He could dunk and jump over the taller man

Great dunker for his size

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19 Michael Finley

Very underrated. He posterized a lot of people in his career. Just look it up on YouTube.

20 Zach Lavine

He's the best Slam dunker of all time he even won two pro basketball contests and he's the defending champion

Totally the best dunker he's the defending slam dunk champion and won the 2015 and 2016 slam dunk contests! Go Timberwolves!

He is the only one that might be able to challenge the GOAT Vince Carter.

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