13 Best Dunks In NBA Slam Dunk Contest History

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Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

Including Drake and the Vince Carter tribute Terrence Ross is worthy of an honorable mention.

 

Including Drake and the Vince Carter tribute Terrence Ross is worthy of an honorable mention.

 

Including Drake and the Vince Carter tribute Terrence Ross is worthy of an honorable mention.

 

Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

Vince Carter may have never "Honey Dipped" if Michael Jordan didn't pave the road with his "Kiss the Rim."

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

In 2011 the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozn played the part of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin when he lobbed the ball to himself and then dunked it in this beautiful and underrated reverse windmill.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

In 1991, Shawn Kemp lost in the dunk contest even after he delivered this beauty. Since then, Kemp's dunk has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the argument that the dunk contest is rigged.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

In 1991, Shawn Kemp lost in the dunk contest even after he delivered this beauty. Since then, Kemp's dunk has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the argument that the dunk contest is rigged.

With the "help" of Kenny Smith, Blake Griffin seemingly brought in a new "without limits" era in the dunk contest. Griffin jumped over a Kia in one of the coolest dunk contest moments ever. It is also probably the coolest thing to ever happen to a Kia.

In 1991, Shawn Kemp lost in the dunk contest even after he delivered this beauty. Since then, Kemp's dunk has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the argument that the dunk contest is rigged.

This Serge Ibaka dunk earns extra points because that kid was super stressed and Ibaka smoothed over the situation perfectly.

In 1991, Shawn Kemp lost in the dunk contest even after he delivered this beauty. Since then, Kemp's dunk has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the argument that the dunk contest is rigged.

This Serge Ibaka dunk earns extra points because that kid was super stressed and Ibaka smoothed over the situation perfectly.

In 1991, Shawn Kemp lost in the dunk contest even after he delivered this beauty. Since then, Kemp's dunk has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the argument that the dunk contest is rigged.

This Serge Ibaka dunk earns extra points because that kid was super stressed and Ibaka smoothed over the situation perfectly.

In 1985 Dominique Wilkins won the dunk contest with this windmill dunk.  At least he would have If competition that year was just some guy you may have heard of named Michael Jordan.

This Serge Ibaka dunk earns extra points because that kid was super stressed and Ibaka smoothed over the situation perfectly.

This Serge Ibaka dunk earns extra points because that kid was super stressed and Ibaka smoothed over the situation perfectly.

In 1985 Dominique Wilkins won the dunk contest with this windmill dunk.  At least he would have If competition that year was just some guy you may have heard of named Michael Jordan.

In 1985 Dominique Wilkins won the dunk contest with this windmill dunk.  At least he would have If competition that year was just some guy you may have heard of named Michael Jordan.

In 1985 Dominique Wilkins won the dunk contest with this windmill dunk.  At least he would have If competition that year was just some guy you may have heard of named Michael Jordan.

A young Kobe Bryant scores 35 for the dunk and 15 for that strut he does after it.

A young Kobe Bryant scores 35 for the dunk and 15 for that strut he does after it.

In 1985 Dominique Wilkins won the dunk contest with this windmill dunk.  At least he would have If competition that year was just some guy you may have heard of named Michael Jordan.

A young Kobe Bryant scores 35 for the dunk and 15 for that strut he does after it.

A young Kobe Bryant scores 35 for the dunk and 15 for that strut he does after it.

In 1994, Charles Barkley declared that J.R. Rider's East Bay Funk dunk "might be best dunk I've ever seen."

In 1994, Charles Barkley declared that J.R. Rider's East Bay Funk dunk "might be best dunk I've ever seen."

A young Kobe Bryant scores 35 for the dunk and 15 for that strut he does after it.

In 1994, Charles Barkley declared that J.R. Rider's East Bay Funk dunk "might be best dunk I've ever seen."

In 1994, Charles Barkley declared that J.R. Rider's East Bay Funk dunk "might be best dunk I've ever seen."

It's hard for a big man to get a dunk to look as good as a smaller player can. In his 2008 "Superman" dunk, Dwight Howard got crazy hangtime in this beautiful "dunk." He was almost in the air longer than he was with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 1994, Charles Barkley declared that J.R. Rider's East Bay Funk dunk "might be best dunk I've ever seen."

It's hard for a big man to get a dunk to look as good as a smaller player can. In his 2008 "Superman" dunk, Dwight Howard got crazy hangtime in this beautiful "dunk." He was almost in the air longer than he was with the Los Angeles Lakers.

It's hard for a big man to get a dunk to look as good as a smaller player can. In his 2008 "Superman" dunk, Dwight Howard got crazy hangtime in this beautiful "dunk." He was almost in the air longer than he was with the Los Angeles Lakers.

1987 Michael Jordan made his second appearance in the dunk contest with his iconic foul line dunk which became synonymous with the Jumpman logo. 

It's hard for a big man to get a dunk to look as good as a smaller player can. In his 2008 "Superman" dunk, Dwight Howard got crazy hangtime in this beautiful "dunk." He was almost in the air longer than he was with the Los Angeles Lakers.

1987 Michael Jordan made his second appearance in the dunk contest with his iconic foul line dunk which became synonymous with the Jumpman logo. 

1987 Michael Jordan made his second appearance in the dunk contest with his iconic foul line dunk which became synonymous with the Jumpman logo. 

1987 Michael Jordan made his second appearance in the dunk contest with his iconic foul line dunk which became synonymous with the Jumpman logo. 

If Kobe only knew that would be the first of many times Dwight would make him react like that...

If Kobe only knew that would be the first of many times Dwight would make him react like that...

If Kobe only knew that would be the first of many times Dwight would make him react like that...

In 2006, complete with a perfect pass from Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala pulled dunk from behind the backboard all while barely avoiding hitting his head.

 

 

If Kobe only knew that would be the first of many times Dwight would make him react like that...

In 2006, complete with a perfect pass from Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala pulled dunk from behind the backboard all while barely avoiding hitting his head.

 

 

In 2000 Vince Carter started the Toronto Raptors trend of performing so well in the dunk contest that there's not even a point of sending a representative to the actual All Star Game. There wasn't a below amazing dunk in Carter's 2000 campaign.

In 2006, complete with a perfect pass from Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala pulled dunk from behind the backboard all while barely avoiding hitting his head.

 

 

In 2006, complete with a perfect pass from Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala pulled dunk from behind the backboard all while barely avoiding hitting his head.

 

 

In 2003, Jason Richardson pulled off the only true challenger to Vince Carter's dunk contest performance with this perfectly lovely nicknamed "The Everything."

In 2003, Jason Richardson pulled off the only true challenger to Vince Carter's dunk contest performance with this perfectly lovely nicknamed "The Everything."

In 2000 Vince Carter started the Toronto Raptors trend of performing so well in the dunk contest that there's not even a point of sending a representative to the actual All Star Game. There wasn't a below amazing dunk in Carter's 2000 campaign.

In 2003, Jason Richardson pulled off the only true challenger to Vince Carter's dunk contest performance with this perfectly lovely nicknamed "The Everything."

Including Drake and the Vince Carter tribute Terrence Ross is worthy of an honorable mention.

 

In 2003, Jason Richardson pulled off the only true challenger to Vince Carter's dunk contest performance with this perfectly lovely nicknamed "The Everything."

In 2000 Vince Carter started the Toronto Raptors trend of performing so well in the dunk contest that there's not even a point of sending a representative to the actual All Star Game. There wasn't a below amazing dunk in Carter's 2000 campaign.

In 2000 Vince Carter started the Toronto Raptors trend of performing so well in the dunk contest that there's not even a point of sending a representative to the actual All Star Game. There wasn't a below amazing dunk in Carter's 2000 campaign.

One of the best moments of the NBA All Star Weekend is when either Charles Barkley or Kenny Smith make the call to declare the night is over during the Saturday night Dunk Contest.

From Michael Jordan, and Vince Carter to Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard, many of the NBA's most exciting to watch players have made a celebrity filled front row give a standing ovation or just lose their minds during the Dunk Contest.

We take a look at what we believe are the 13 Greatest Dunks in NBA Dunk Contest History. 

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