The NBA Playoffs brings excitement and passion to the television set every night. Below are the dunkers that made basketball exciting throughout the years. This article was originally posted on April 4, 2012. Enjoy.
Blake Griffin – Blake can challenge anyone at the rim, just ask Perkins or Mosgov
Scottie Pippen – Scottie Pippen is one of the most underrated players in the history of the National Basketball Association because he played next to Michael Jordan. Believe it or not, Pippen was a better athlete than MJ.
Tracy McGrady – Tracy McGrady’s game is often discounted because he never led a team out of the first round of the playoffs, but he was a terrific athlete in the league in his prime.
Darryl Dawkins – Darryl Dawkins had a rare combination of skill, size, and athleticism. And, his dunks carried unbelievable power and unexpected grace.
Shawn Kemp – Before Blake was the Reign Man, Seattle’s high-flying power forward. Shawn Kemp was devastating in the post, but even more dynamic in the air.
Julius “Dr. J” Erving – Dr. J made it cool to play above the rim and to rock an afro.
Michael Jordan – Before Michael Jordan became the majority owner of the Bobcats, he was the most feared man in the league. He could score 50 points against any team and he made it a point to dunk on every shot blocker of his era.
Vince Carter – Vince Carter is one of the most physically gifted athletes that the NBA has ever seen. He could out-leap anyone at the rim.
Dominique Wilkins – Dominique Wilkins is the best dunker that the NBA has ever seen. He was appropriately nicknamed the “Human Highlight Film.”