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tredigs
08-23-2010, 03:30 PM
Saw this linked somewhere else; pretty cool to see who's been dunking it with regularity, and who's been relegated to opt for the smooth layups rather than the emphatic smash at this point in their career:

Some notables:



Rank Player Pos City #dunks

1 Dwight Howard C ORL 197

4 Kevin Durant SF OKC 133

12 LeBron James SF CLE 117

13 Dwyane Wade SG MIA 115

78 Kobe Bryant SG LAL 36

116 Vince Carter SG ORL 28

283 Zach Randolph PF MEM 3 :laugh2:


http://www.cbssports.com/nba/dunk-o-meter/yearly?&print_rows=9999

Hawkeye15
08-23-2010, 03:31 PM
where did Steve Nash rank

tredigs
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
where did Steve Nash rank

Having the ability to dunk the basketball is the only pre-requisite for this list - so sadly Steve Nash once again failed to make the cut this year : [

Gators123
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
283 Zach Randolph PF MEM 3

:pity:

The Raven
08-23-2010, 03:34 PM
figured Dwight would be #1 with the way he plays

Swashcuff
08-23-2010, 03:34 PM
how in the hell could could a 6'9 PF only have 3 dunks on an entire season while little nate robinson has 4

Chacarron
08-23-2010, 03:34 PM
Bynum in 7th place with 124 dunks and only one knee.

Hawkeye15
08-23-2010, 03:34 PM
Having the ability to dunk the basketball is the only pre-requisite for this list - so sadly Steve Nash once again failed to make the cut this year : [

dangit

ChiSox219
08-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Well, now let's see someone say all KD can do is make jumpshots.

Chacarron
08-23-2010, 03:39 PM
DJ Mbenga had one more dunk than Randolph :laugh2:

Swashcuff
08-23-2010, 03:39 PM
oh but wait Luis Scola betters Randolph with a whopping 2 dunks all season

tredigs
08-23-2010, 03:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWkhvdCjUSs

^Ty Lawson only had 1 dunk his rookie season, but it was a keeper! [Apologies to the Mbenga contingent on here]


Well, now let's see someone say all KD can do is make jumpshots.

Hah clearly. And his handles are horrible, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0O9SIFHgr0

Minimal
08-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Durant has a good standing reach of 9'2 (Reach of a center) that's why he dunks a lot, while players like LeBron James have 8'10, Dwight got 9'3.5. But Durant's vertical leap sucks.

greek miami hea
08-23-2010, 03:59 PM
well,i consider lebron and wade and howard as the top dunkers(not by the quantity of the dunks but as highlight dunk)....

Hawkeye15
08-23-2010, 04:01 PM
Durant has a good standing reach of 9'2 (Reach of a center) that's why he dunks a lot, while players like LeBron James have 8'10, Dwight got 9'3.5. But Durant's vertical leap sucks.

yeah, his veritcal is only around 26-28" or so. But in the open court, he gets up more than high enough to slam it on anyone due to his height and reach

Shady66
08-23-2010, 04:08 PM
LOL at Grant Hill, the 37 year old small forward with a history of ankle problems getting 17 dunks, and Zach Randolph the PF only getting 3 :laugh: :laugh2:

Edit: LMFAO even more at Dudley having 2 more dunks than Randolph, He needs like half a court to get enough speed to dunk.

thescore53
08-23-2010, 04:09 PM
how do u keep track of dunks

tredigs
08-23-2010, 04:11 PM
Durant has a good standing reach of 9'2 (Reach of a center) that's why he dunks a lot, while players like LeBron James have 8'10, Dwight got 9'3.5. But Durant's vertical leap sucks.

Durant came into the league with a 34" max-vert (which has probably slightly improved with his strength + body-maturity over the past 3 seasons) and a 7'5" wing-span.

Repeat: 7'5" wing span (on a near 7 footer) who can jump nearly 3 feet up when he's attacking the rim. That "sucks"? C'mon now, let's re-enter reality.



how do u keep track of dunks

Is this a serious question? ...

VinceCarter
08-23-2010, 04:31 PM
I guess VC is too old to crack #1...

thescore53
08-23-2010, 04:34 PM
Is this a serious question? ...

yes. i mean it's not a stat so. u have to count. which is pretty lame and useless. it was more of a rhetorical question

tredigs
08-23-2010, 04:41 PM
yes. i mean it's not a stat so. u have to count. which is pretty lame and useless. it was more of a rhetorical question

To most people a dunk is the most exciting, most desirable and highest percentage "shot" that you can take in basketball. It also goes a ways to show the current athleticism level and/or dominance in attacking the paint by a player. Pretty much the antithesis of "lame and useless", if you ask me.

And yes, they do indeed track it by counting. Is it "not a stat" because it doesn't show up on ESPN.com? I don't get your argument. All of the best stats are not recognized as "official stats" by the NBA. WinShares, PER, ts%, eFG%, etc. But whatever, live in your world, I'll live in mine. -shrug

Avenged
08-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Our little softy ranks 26 in dunks :) (Pau Gasol).

Andrew Bynum is #7 which comes to a suprise to me. No wonder he can't get his damn knee healthy, he's always jumping on it when it's suppose to be healing. :sigh:

thescore53
08-23-2010, 04:57 PM
To most people a dunk is the most exciting, most desirable and highest percentage "shot" that you can take in basketball. It also goes a ways to show the current athleticism level and/or dominance in attacking the paint by a player. Pretty much the antithesis of "lame and useless", if you ask me.

And yes, they do indeed track it by counting. Is it "not a stat" because it doesn't show up on ESPN.com? I don't get your argument. All of the best stats are not recognized as "official stats" by the NBA. WinShares, PER, ts%, eFG%, etc. But whatever, live in your world, I'll live in mine. -shrug

cool story bro.

ttam68
08-23-2010, 05:21 PM
I'd like to see per minute stats for JJ Hickson and Deandre Jordan. Both cracked the top 15 with limited playing time.

tredigs
08-23-2010, 05:34 PM
I'd like to see per minute stats for JJ Hickson and Deandre Jordan. Both cracked the top 15 with limited playing time.

Word, I was amazed by Deandre especially. If he wasn't the worst free throw shooter in the history of pro basketball, he might actually get a chance to play more often. His FG% is dangerously close to double his FT%. :laugh2: Saw the poor kid airball back to back from the stripe this year, it's just sad.

J.J. is just a dunk machine, but he's not going to get quite as many open looks without Lebron in town to collapse the defense as he sits there for the easy entry pass/dunk. He'll still get his, though. Attacks the hoop hard.