You’ve seen the worst, now see who comes first in The Urban Daily‘s countdown for best all-star dunk. The competition has come from all over. Some have won rings, some are still on the hunt, but all have that imagination that have amazed us all.
5. Spud Webb –
At 5’7″, the homie Spud Webb jumped out the BOX during the 1986 Slam Dunk contest. Not only did he win, but he gave short folks everywhere a reason to go out and by his shoe, in hopes of being able to do what he did back in the day.
4. Dominique Wilkins –
The Human Highlight Film did his thing back in the day in his legendary face-off with Michael Jordan. Although he got injured for one year, ‘Nique’s impressive dunk arsenal was gobbled up by the hype of the Chicago Bulls superstar. Don’t believe me? Just check out the video for yourself:
3. Kobe Bryant –
It may be tough to think of high school Kobe Bryant as a beast back in the day, but the young upstart put heads on task with his charisma, his dunking ability and his unique celebrity status. He came into Cleveland for the 1997 All-Star festivities (with Brandy) and put on a show – even doing the through-the-legs dunk before Mr. Carter:
2. Michael Jordan –
They didn’t call him “Air Jordan” for nothing. The guy could simply just hop higher than anyone else figured possible. He defended his crown three years in a row, twice against the Atlanta Hawks ‘Nique Hawkins, but won by using the same free-throw line dunk. Wack juice. Check it out below:
1. Vince Carter –
Vinsanity was definitely that in 2000. Stunning the crowd with pure imagination. NBA purists and devout fans alike sprung to life everytime Mr. Carter jumped out the box. He beats Jordan because while His Airness can fly, he didn’t have any diversity in his dunk arsenal. Check out the highlights from the 2000 Slam Dunk contest to see what I mean: