Basketball's Top 10 Slam Dunkers by Ken Rappoport

By Ken Rappoport

Who throws down the easiest dunks? What are crucial characteristics of the easiest slam dunkers? measurement? energy? Agility? From stars of the earlier like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the best avid gamers at the present time like LeBron James, Ken Rappoport lists the 10 top basketball avid gamers to have ever rattled a rim. different avid gamers integrated during this name are Vince Carter, Darryl Dawkins, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, invoice Russell, and Dominique Wilkins.

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2. Roy Johnson, “If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It,” New York Times, February 9, 1986, p. S1. FURTHER READING Basketball Top 10. New York: DK Publishing, 2004. Hareas, John. Basketball Top 10. New York: DK publishing, 2004 Kramer, Sydelle. Basketball’s Greatest Players. New York: Random House, 1997. com/ INDEX A Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 5, 7–9, 21 Alcindor, Lew. see Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. American Basketball Association (ABA), 19, 20 B backboards, breaking, 15–17 basketball, history of, 4, 19, 20 Bird, Larry, 29, 43 Boston Celtics, 7–9, 29, 39–41, 44 “breakaway” rims, 17 Bryant, Kobe, 32 C Carter, Vince, 5, 11–13 Chamberlain, Wilt, 40 Chicago Bulls, 28 Cleveland Cavaliers, 25 D Dawkins, Darryl “Chocolate Thunder,” 5, 15–17 Detroit Pistons, 33 dunk shots, 8, 12 E Erving, Julius, “Dr.

1 James was a rarity: a player who jumped directly from high school to the NBA without playing a single second of college ball. He quickly became one of the NBA’s most exciting players, helping fill arenas wherever he played. His number 23 uniform, a tribute to Michael Jordan, became one of the hottest selling items in arena gift shops. Before he even played his first pro game, James had already made history with a $90 million sneaker deal with Nike. ” But he is more than that—much more. He is an extremely agile player who can fit into the lineup at just about any position: point guard, scoring guard, rebounding forward, and scoring forward.

HONORS: Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 1975; five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965; 12-time NBA All-Star; All-Star MVP, 1963; Olympic gold medalist, 1956. 10 DOMINIQUE WILKINS Dominique Wilkins prepared for the battle of his life. As he laced up his sneakers in the Atlanta Hawks’ locker room, his mind was on the Boston Celtics. Image Credit: Associated Press/Wide World Photos It was the final game of their 1988 NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. It had come down to Game 7 and the continuing scoring battle between Wilkins, the so-called “Human Highlight Film”, and the future Hall of Famer Larry Bird.

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