A slam dunk is a type of shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air, controls the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands. – Wikipedia
While this definition is technically correct, it doesn’t capture the emotion, excitement, and ethos of a perfectly executed dunk. To fully appreciate the beauty of “the dunk,” you must see it performed by skilled athletes who live life above the rim.
The following video showcases some of the best dunkers in the NBA. You will see amazing dunks by NBA stars Kristaps Porziņģis, Paul Millsap, Alec Burks, LeBron James (twice), Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard, Aaron Gordon (my personal favorite), and DeMar DeRozan.
Watch this compilation and learn the true definition of the slam dunk.