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stlrz d
03-28-2009, 07:17 PM
I'm bored so I thought I'd throw a poll out there. I just saw the top 20 dunkers of all time and they had Jordan at 1 and Wilkens at 3.

Jordan is quite arguably the best to ever play in the NBA but it has always been my opinion that Dominique "The Human Highlight" Wilkins was the better dunker. I still think 'Nique was robbed in the dunk contest that was held in Chicago in '88.

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So what say you?

Discipline of Steel
03-28-2009, 07:38 PM
I say you are showing your age! haha Sad thing is i remember that too :oops:

I say Jordan for the flying leaps from the free throw line but Wilkins didnt deserve a 45 on his last dunk.

RuthlessBurgher
03-29-2009, 09:43 AM
Nique was a power and impressive dunk artist, for sure. But what impressed me about Jordan was how smooth he was when he was dunking. Even when doing some amazing things while airborne, he somehow made it look almost effortless.

ghettoscott
03-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Jordan.

It sounds cliche now but the man really looked like he could fly...'Nique's dunks were nice but they were all windmills or 360's. I agree with DOS, Wilkins shouldnt have received a 45 but a few dunks earlier Jordan was robbed on one of his ....cant remember the score or the dunk....i think it might have been from the right side when he cradled the ball. I have this on VHS somewhere...., that is the year the sweetest-most-awesomest shoes were released. Hands down my favorite J-bones.

http://www.michaeljordansworld.com/airjordans/images/shoes_nike_air_jordan_03c.jpg

stlrz d
03-29-2009, 01:01 PM
You guys are all wrong...cuz I said so. 'Nique was incredible. Hell, look at how many times he would come from NOWHERE to slam home an offensive rebound. He wouldn't even be in the camera shot and all of a sudden he was just there, stuffing it in for two while every one else just stood there with their mouths hanging open. 'Nique used to dunk on all 5 of the defenders at the same time!

ghettoscott
03-29-2009, 03:33 PM
He wouldn't even be in the camera shot and all of a sudden he was just there, stuffing it in for two while every one else just stood there with their mouths hanging open.


Like this? :Cheers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCGnL6W ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCGnL6WX5g&feature=related)

Edit: couldnt get the video to post...

stlrz d
03-29-2009, 03:50 PM
He wouldn't even be in the camera shot and all of a sudden he was just there, stuffing it in for two while every one else just stood there with their mouths hanging open.


Like this? :Cheers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCGnL6W ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCGnL6WX5g&feature=related)

Edit: couldnt get the video to post...

Yeah, except 'Nique didn't have to have everyone at a standstill behind a line to do what he did.

RuthlessBurgher
03-29-2009, 05:34 PM
However, the best individual dunk ever would have to be Vince Carter jumping over 7' 2" Frederic Weis in the Olympics.

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stlrz d
03-29-2009, 08:07 PM
However, the best individual dunk ever would have to be Vince Carter jumping over 7' 2" Frederic Weis in the Olympics.

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I would agree with that. How do you say "posterized" in French? :P

stlrz d
03-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Who else voted for 'Nique?

Fess up! :D

rpmpit
03-31-2009, 10:57 AM
I'll say Fred...

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/blake/Dunking%20Donuts.jpg

ghettoscott
04-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Who else voted for 'Nique?

Fess up! :D

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/24ghettoscott/stlrzdlovesthisguy-2.jpg

stlrz d
04-02-2009, 07:05 PM
Very funny. :moon

ghettoscott
04-03-2009, 05:17 PM
still cant post video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt001pBc ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt001pBcwjM&feature=related)

this is a sick dunk...and before you say it D, I know its not a true 720. Still a sweet arse dunk.

stlrz d
04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
still cant post video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt001pBc ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt001pBcwjM&feature=related)

this is a sick dunk...and before you say it D, I know its not a true 720. Still a sweet arse dunk.

You have to use the embed code, not the URL. Then you have to put the youtube tags around the embed code to make it work. Quote this post to see what it looks like.

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You're right that it's not a true 720, but most guys who do 360s aren't even doing a full 360. That is a pretty awesome dunk.

eniparadoxgma
04-05-2009, 01:43 AM
That "720" was sick.

As for the poll, I'm on the fence. I think they had different, yet equal, dunking ability.

:Cheers

eniparadoxgma
04-05-2009, 03:10 AM
Then again...

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