The NBA Slam Dunk contest is one of the greatest parts of All-Star weekend. The 2015 Slam Dunk contest lineup will include Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Zack LaVine (Timberwolves), and Mason Plumlee (Nets.) Saturday’s contest will prove to be another exciting event with four of the NBA’s rising starts competing for the “Slam Dunk” crown. Now is the perfect time to sit back and reminisce on some of the classic dunks that have happened during past Slam Dunk contests.
I am not going to sit here and claim that I have compiled the greatest “Slam Dunk Contest dunks” of all time. I personally feel like that claim would be a great injustice to all of the other great dunks that have occurred. These are simply 10 of those dunks. Nothing more, nothing less.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at 10 Classic Dunks from the NBA Slam Dunk Contest!
10. Desmond Mason’s leap over Rashard Lewis (2001)
I love rooting for the locals! Desmond Mason was drafted out of Oklahoma State University by the Seattle Supersonics with the 17th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. Mason won the Slam Dunk Contest during his rookie year with this dunk over teammate Rashard Lewis.