The NBA is filled with some of the most talented athletes in the world.
Whether it’s players running from end-to-end to defend a fast-break, crossing over a defender to leave him in the dust, or hitting a clutch 3-pointer to win a game, there’s no end to the displays of athleticism on the hardwood for players. But there’s one thing above all else that shows off the real athletic prowess and natural talent of professional basketball stars: The Dunk.
Between alley-oops, one-handed jams, windmill slams, behind-the-back dunks, and spinning put-backs, players use their creativity to pull off some of the most amazing plays in sports.
Here are the best dunkers of the modern era in the NBA.