During last year’s dunk contest, 5-8 champion Nate Robinson used Spud Webb as a prop to leap over.
During the 1979 season, Darryl Dawkins smashed two backboards on dunk shots within a month.
Tracy McGrady. He’s a distant cousin of fellow dunking legend Vince Carter. Aided by a fluid, God-given 6-8 frame.
To this day, there are those who still argue that one-time New York City playground legend Connie Hawkins never got his due. All those gliding, swoops to the hoop MJ, Vince and LeBron have perfected? Connie Hawkins was pulling them off some two decades prior.
Clyde Drexler prided himself on being able to fly with the best of them. And his soaring, swooping jaunts to the basket assured that he never, ever disappointed himself.
Dwight Howard actually has the hops to complement his height. But Howard’s ‘Superman’ rendition in the 2009-dunk contest proved him more than worthy.
As the only back-to-back slam dunk winner besides Michael Jordan, Jason Richardson has paid the cost to be the boss.
Outside of MJ, LeBron James may be the best in-game dunker in NBA history.
Julius Erving is arguably more synonymous with the slam dunk than any other in the game’s history.
Has there ever been a quicker, more explosive leaper than ‘The Human Highlight Film” humbly known as Dominique Wilkins?” The two-time dunk champ shocked and amazed us as few others have over the course of his Hall of Fame career, easily marking his territory at the head of most all G.O.A.T dunking lists.
No one has ever combined grace, athleticism and explosiveness quite the way Michael Jordan did, which is why he rises to the top of the TheGrio’s all-time dunkers pecking order. When it comes to dunk contests, you can argue that others have been at or near his level, but as it relates to live, in-game-action no one comes close to supplanting “Air Jordan”.
MJ WAS SO SWEET WHEN HE DISSED THEM…LOL