10. Tracy McGrady dunks on Mehmet Okur (First round, Game 1 â€“ 2003)
Mehmet Okur once again proves why he belongs outside the three-point arc. That’s why part of me feels a twinge of sympathy for his appearance in the Tracy McGrady dunk parade.
9. LeBron James dunks on Kevin Garnett (Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4 â€“ 2008)
The in and out dribble leaves James Posey in the dust. Kevin Garnett blatantly attempts to shove him. But nothing will stop LeBron on this play. The dunk put the crowd into such a frenzy that Doc Rivers had to call a timeout.
8. Kobe Bryant dunks on Steve Nash (First Round, Game 2 â€“ 2006)
“Hello Steve Nash’s face. My name is Kobe’s crotch.”
7. Kobe Bryant alley-oop to Shaq (Western Conference Finals, Game 7 â€“ 2000)
In terms of playoff enormity, this dunk easily ranks at No. 1. But in my attempt to appreciate the art of the dunk, Shaq’s masterpiece was not all that worthy. One element, however, propels it to the seventh slot: just take a look where he catches the ball with his right hand. That’s right, it’s above the box. Only if he could still jump like that. Well, jump at all.
6. Tony Allen dunks on Antawn Jamison (Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6 â€“ 2008)
Tony Allen’s offensive game is a mystery wrapped in unintelligible code. Some days he and the basket go together like lamb and tuna fish, and other days you get gems like this. Check out the hang time as he waits for Antawn Jamison to descend before completing the ferocious slam. Quality video editing, might I add.