Posted: Friday February 22, 2008 11:32AM; Updated: Thursday February 28, 2008 2:58PM
As senior writer Chris Ballard notes in a feature in Sports Illustrated, the jam remains the most admired and elusive shot in basketball. Here are just a few of our favorite dunkers doing what they do best.
The French refer to Vince Carter's stunning slam over 7-foot-2 center Frédéric Weis as le dunk de la mort ("the dunk of death").
Look Out Below! Baron Davis posterizes Andrei Kirilenko during Game 3 of the Warriors-Jazz second-round playoff series last spring.
No He Didn't! Taurian (The Air Up There) Fontenette completes the first 720-degree dunk.
White Men Can't Jump? Henry Bekkering turned heads with this dazzling display at a 2003 Canadian high school all-star game. The 6-6 Bekkering is currently a fourth-year junior forward at the University of Calgary.
Dominique's Top 10
The Human Highlight Film shows off his best dunks.
The Doctor Is In The House Julius Erving shows off the fine art of dunking.
Introducing Ronnie Fields
Say hello to one of Kevin Garnett's former high school teammates, a 6-3 guard who remains a legend in Chicago despite never making it to the NBA.
Jordan Misses One
Even His Airness has an off-day.
Dawkins Shatters The Glass
Chocolate Thunder takes a bite out of the backboard.
Break It Down Again Shaquille O'Neal has a "send-it-in-Jerome!" moment of his own.