There have been some great moments in Dunk Contest History in the NBA and has often been said, it only takes one dunk to send you global. This year’s Dunk Contest had a few names you may not yet know, LaVine, Antetokounmpo or young or Mason Plumlee from Brooklyn, but we’re pretty confident you will now.
Take a look at some of the best dunks of the last 20 years. NBA Dunk Contests that made ordinary NBA players in to household names. Are these in your top list of NBA moments? Who have we left out that you would have put in?
In the annals of great performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, There’s Vince Carter. It’s been 15 years this year since Vince, a Toronto Raptor, blew the lid of the Oakland Arena with a display of not just one pretty dunk, but several of them en route to a crushing victory.
1991. Long before the days of cupcakes, Superman capes, and Nate Robinson’s “Kryptonate” Nike Foamposite Lites, there was Dee Brown pumping up his Reebok Omni Pump Lites before his dunk attempt. Dee tells us he still has three dunks nobody has even seen. We’re waiting…
Here he is with that memorable, “no-look” dunk.
In 1998 Jordan was the NBA. And, has been said by others, Michael Jordan has something that belongs to Dominique Wilkins: The 1988 Slam Dunk title.
And here it is, Michael strutting his stuff with a famous foul-line leap for your viewing pleasure. If you didn’t have tickets to this NBA moment, you missed out big, sorry.
2002 and 2003. J-Rich was arguably the last great classic dunker. Apparently Gilbert Arenas gave Rich the play on both of his title-winning yams.
Maybe, maybe not.
1994. The man that gave us the “The East Bay Funk Dunk.” Rider was acocky boy, was he not? Never-the-less he produced some geat moments in NBA.
This Funk Dunk is among those moments.