The Dunk

I recently read a great article in this week’s Sports Illustrated about the art of “The Dunk”, how it has its own vernacular and culture and is still one of the most revered shots and experiences in sport. To praphrase the article, do we know another move in all of sports that can be collectively described as “boomshakalaka”, “dipsy doo dunakroo”, “windmill”, “throw down”, “360” and, the mother of all dunk descriptions, the “Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam-Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam”. And everyone would know what you are talking about!

Through the article, there are several seminal dunks that are described so in honor of them, here they are in all their glory:

Baron Davis over Andrei Kirilenko
John Starks over Horace Grant
Tom Chambers over Mark Jackson
Dominique Wilkins Top 10 dunks
Vince Carter over Fred Weis
Dwight Howard Superman Dunk