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The 8 Debate
MARK BECHTEL
April 01, 2013
Greatest NBA In-Game Dunks
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April 01, 2013

The 8 Debate

Greatest NBA In-Game Dunks

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5 Darryl Dawkins over Bill Robinzine

Nov. 13, 1979

The first of Dawkins's two backboard-shattering dunks in the '79--80 season came at the expense of Robinzine and the Kansas City Kings, prompting the 76ers' center to dub it the Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam.

4 Kevin Johnson over Hakeem Olajuwon

May 15, 1994

Score one for the little guys. The 6' 1" KJ was giving up 11 inches, but that didn't stop him from elevating over the Dream—who compounded the embarrassment by picking up a foul.

3 Julius Erving over Michael Cooper

Jan. 5, 1983

A slam that wouldn't have looked out of place in a dunk contest: Erving picked up a loose ball, loped toward the hole, cuffed the rock and windmilled over one of the game's best defenders. The slam is now known as the Rock the Baby Dunk.

2 Shawn Kemp over Alton Lister

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