When I think of the best dunks in All-Star game history, a few great dunks come to mind and with the exception of Barkley’s dunk on Mutombo, most of them did not make the NBA’s Top 10 All-Star Game Dunks list. The most notable dunk missing from this list was Tracy McGrady’s self oop off the backboard in 2002 – a dunk an annoyed Michael Jordan also missed because he was doing a live interview.
Then we have the most notable absentee – Shaq. Shaquille was not only robbed of the All-Star game MVP in 96 (voting was done before the 4th quarter) but he had arguably the best All-Star dunk ever in that game – Sorry David! How about his poster on Hakeem a few years earlier, when George Karl and the West organized a Shaq Shutdown. How about the 360 dunk by Shaq in 2000 that Vince Carter gave a 9.6? The 360 wouldn’t make my top 10 but it was one of the many exceptional dunks by the 15 time All-Star (3 x AS MVP) that’s nowhere to be found on the NBA list.
First let’s look at the dunks that made the NBA video and then I’ll share some dunks that deserve some consideration.
- LeBron dunks on Dirk
- Dr J over Kareem
- Barkley climbs Mt Mutombo
- Vince Carter throws down the baseline 360
- Dr J dunks over Artis Gilmore
- LeBron with the windmill
- Duncan over Zo
- Kobe past JJ with the reverse
- Jordan dunks the missed free throw
- KG over Ray Allen (before KG hated Ray Allen)
McGrady off the backboard dunks
Shaq Destroys The Admiral and The Dream
Vince Carter off the glass dunks, elbow dunk, dunk off the spin, etc
Sprewell with back to back nasty dunks
Although the #1 in this video is the #8 on the NBA list. There’s a few other dunks here that deserves consideration over #1.
Pippen dunks on David Robinson.
(There’s also a reverse alley-oop that I can’t find on YouTube)
Westbrook almost posterized LeBron
Micheal Jordan 1988
None of the dunks in Jordan’s 40 point performance is top 10 worthy but it’s worth a watch.