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Chronz
05-25-2013, 03:25 PM
http://gyazo.com/6ad9ca9ef622e4c78eb391baa42fde34.png

I think it should go without saying that no other dunk this year, was as emphatic/significant as this one was in the moment. So that leaves only All-Time dunks left

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLLRaK6amY0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btaoX08GoB4

2 vids on the best dunks in playoff history. Surely this one joins the top right?

How often do MVP caliber players give up a drive in isolation as Bron did, with a shot blocker lurking around the rim and see the guy flush it home like that?


Does it top Kobes reverse on KG, or his dunk on Nash? Tmac driving past Dirk and sending Bradley into retirement? Pippen's monster dunk over Ewing?

Goose17
05-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Amazing dunk. But not even dunk of the year, dunk of the decade? gtfo.

JordansBulls
05-25-2013, 03:30 PM
dunk of year in that he blew by Lebron and then yoked on Birdman.

Chronz
05-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Amazing dunk. But not even dunk of the year, dunk of the decade? gtfo.

Name 1 better

Hawkeye15
05-25-2013, 03:35 PM
that was a nasty *** dunk by PG. One of the stronger I have seen, when you also realize like JB said, he blew by one of the best perimeter defenders in the game, and then mauled Birdman, a tall, athletic shot blocker

Jtirado16
05-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Its not the dunk of the year.. or the decade..... But its top 5 of the year

KniCks4LiFe
05-25-2013, 03:38 PM
I got to say the best dunk I ever saw in this decade was this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYpwjB0IzoU

PG tho last night just made me wish it was a home game.

Goose17
05-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Name 1 better

From the decade or from this year? From this year just go watch the top 3 of the regular season (on NBA's youtube, they were all better).

From this decade? Take your pick... seriously, just youtube "sick", "epic" or "nasty" dunk and if it was uploaded in the last ten years, it has about a 50% chance of being better than that dunk.

Rndy
05-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Maybe this is my homer talking but I like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJutY7qerF8

ball4reel
05-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Shawn Kemp was a monster!!!!

ball4reel
05-25-2013, 03:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGQaxdykWtM

This 1 by Amare was pretty nasty also

Chronz
05-25-2013, 03:57 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

Clippersfan86
05-25-2013, 04:02 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

It was the end of the 3rd quarter in a close game... not a game winning dunk or something. There were much nastier ones this year. Harrison Barnes had 2 better dunks, Michael Kidd Gilchrist had one. Derozan on Mozgov. Then of course the dunk of the year of DJ on Knight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNapvrROo4

If I had to rank it myself I'd say maybe the 5th best dunk of the year. Not close to best of the year, let alone decade IMO.

KniCks4LiFe
05-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

if that's what we're going by then yess Paul George has the dunk of the year.

He dribble penetrated against LeBron James (games best defender) and dunked it on Chris Anderson.

Chronz
05-25-2013, 04:07 PM
It was the end of the 3rd quarter in a close game... not a game winning dunk. There were much nastier ones this year. Harrison Barnes had 2 better dunks, Michael Kidd Gilchrist had one. Derozan on Mozgov. Then of course the dunk of the year of DJ on Knight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNapvrROo4

So by your barometer, a lob dunk involving a 6"11 athletic freak throwing it down on a less imposing youngster, in the middle of a blow out regular season game involving a lottery team registers higher on the relevancy scale than PG blowing by an All-League defender (who happens to the the MVP) and jamming it down with Birdman lurking, in the ECF?


Pass on that logic

Hildos
05-25-2013, 04:10 PM
I'll maybe give you year, because it was really nasty. But you sir are a victim of the NOW!

Chronz
05-25-2013, 04:11 PM
if that's what we're going by then yess Paul George has the dunk of the year.

He dribble penetrated against LeBron James (games best defender) and dunked it on Chris Anderson.

Exactly, its about the presence of the moment. That leaves only a few dunks this decade.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-25-2013, 04:17 PM
According to ESPN's Daily Dime it wasn't even the dunk of the night. http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/page/dime-130524/daily-dime (Number 10 on the right hand side).

Pitiful.

Clippersfan86
05-25-2013, 04:26 PM
So by your barometer, a lob dunk involving a 6"11 athletic freak throwing it down on a less imposing youngster, in the middle of a blow out regular season game involving a lottery team registers higher on the relevancy scale than PG blowing by an All-League defender (who happens to the the MVP) and jamming it down with Birdman lurking, in the ECF?


Pass on that logic

Disqualify that particular dunk if you want. Harrison Barnes, MKG, Derozan still had CLEARLY better dunks which BTW were all on 7 footers with FAR more contact. This dunk Paul went over Bird more than through him so it's less impressive to me.

Clippersfan86
05-25-2013, 04:28 PM
In fact after watching it a few more times I'm not even impressed really. Birdman was moving passed George and there was very little contact as Birdman flinched and curled up. He didn't even try to contest it. The main angle is very deceiving and makes it look like a full on poster which it isn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFI4CJdX66Y

KniCks4LiFe
05-25-2013, 04:28 PM
Exactly, its about the presence of the moment. That leaves only a few dunks this decade.

Against those type of top tier players, yes.


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Clippersfan86
05-25-2013, 04:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJjaalhcwY

Notice the difference? This one is being contested and has more contact.

Bruno
05-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

and for that reason, it's easily the dunk of the year. id like someone to provide some other dunks from this year that had the impact that this dunk had. it will go down with all the other great dunks in playoff history.

Sadds The Gr8
05-25-2013, 05:28 PM
dunk of the year, probably. I can't think of a dunk this year that tops it. Not decade though....I think decade is either Wade over Varejao or Griffin over Perkins/Mozgov

topdog
05-25-2013, 05:37 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

Let's include the ascension of George into the realm of superstardom and the possibility of this becoming a yearly battle of Indy/George vs. Miami/Lebron for East supremecy.

topdog
05-25-2013, 05:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJjaalhcwY

Notice the difference? This one is being contested and has more contact.

Mediocre and boring are how I would describe this one. Just because someone is contesting doesn't make it a great dunk.

D-Leethal
05-25-2013, 05:39 PM
If your talking context of the moment, there is no doubt about it.

Rndy
05-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Exactly, its about the presence of the moment. That leaves only a few dunks this decade.

It was great but it's not like James was actually in his face he was forcing him left and there was a coverage issue. So it's not like he owned James and then dunked on Birdman. Birdman just didn't get to the right spot in time.

But basically what I'm taking your words from is the Rose and even the Taj Gibson dunks were some of the best of the decade because they did similar things on similar stages in important situations. I don't think it's as amazing as you're making it out to be. Dunks like that happen almost every year in those situations.

R. Johnson#3
05-25-2013, 05:53 PM
The dunk of the year is this one and it's not even close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2WD-exDgdU

KniCks4LiFe
05-25-2013, 06:05 PM
The dunk of the year is this one and it's not even close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2WD-exDgdU

Harrison Barnes basically darted across and dunked it on the evil dude from Superman.

Paul George beat LeBron James off the dribble chasing him down, LeBron continued to close out and George went on to dunk it on Chris Anderson. Sit down.

topdog
05-25-2013, 06:11 PM
The dunk of the year is this one and it's not even close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2WD-exDgdU

Overrated. Pek is a big man but he's not blocking anyone's dunk (not a leaper).

lavilevi23
05-25-2013, 06:23 PM
I'll take Wade's dunk on Varejao over all these

Goose17
05-25-2013, 06:31 PM
It was great but it's not like James was actually in his face he was forcing him left and there was a coverage issue. So it's not like he owned James and then dunked on Birdman. Birdman just didn't get to the right spot in time.

But basically what I'm taking your words from is the Rose and even the Taj Gibson dunks were some of the best of the decade because they did similar things on similar stages in important situations. I don't think it's as amazing as you're making it out to be. Dunks like that happen almost every year in those situations.

Agreed.

He didn't even dunk ON Birdman he just dunked next to him.

nastynice
05-25-2013, 06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGQaxdykWtM

This 1 by Amare was pretty nasty also

oh
my
god
exclamation point

ThaDubs
05-25-2013, 06:47 PM
That dunk was unbelievable. I remember being in the kitchen and hearing Marv Albert scream and running in to see what it was.

ThaDubs
05-25-2013, 06:51 PM
Overrated. Pek is a big man but he's not blocking anyone's dunk (not a leaper).

Overrated lmao you mad? Our 6'8 rookie dunked on your 280 7'1 center. It's not overrated. It's underrated if anything considering NBA put it at number 2 second only to Deandre (center) dunking on Brandon Knight (SG)

ThaDubs
05-25-2013, 06:55 PM
I'll take Wade's dunk on Varejao over all these

:drool:

nastynice
05-25-2013, 06:56 PM
A bit off topic, but my favorite dunkers are dominique wilkins and michael jordan. I know players are more athletic now, but those guys had grace and finesse in their dunks which you don't really see players doing anymore. And in wilkins case, every bit as much nastiness as players these days.

some sick ones I think anyone can appreciate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyUf-9ruJi8

ThaDubs
05-25-2013, 07:03 PM
This year Terrence Ross's dunk vs Heat was beautiful. Got to meet him today in San Francisco.

nastynice
05-25-2013, 07:07 PM
didn't lebron get dunked on by somebody this year? which in of itself is mention worthy, given that james is one of the best defenders to ever play

Auseranami
05-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Deandre Jordan's dunk was not the dunk of the year. I wouldn't even put it in my top 10. I don't understand why people are so impressed by a dunk from an athletic 6'10 center over a 6'3 point guard ...same with Lebron's dunk over terry (and last season when he dunked over 5'11 John Lucas). Paul George's dunk is the best dunk of the playoffs this year. Top 3 for the season, but definitely not a top 10 for the decade.

ThaDubs
05-25-2013, 07:11 PM
Deandre Jordan's dunk was not the dunk of the year. I wouldn't even put it in my top 10. I don't understand why people are so impressed by a dunk from an athletic 6'10 center over a 6'3 point guard ...same with Lebron's dunk over terry (and last season when he dunked over 5'11 John Lucas). Paul George's dunk is the best dunk of the playoffs this year. Top 3 for the season, but definitely not a top 10 for the decade.

The thing about LeBron dunking on Lucas is that it he jumped OVER HIS HEAD. Which is ****ing ridic.

topdog
05-25-2013, 07:27 PM
Overrated lmao you mad? Our 6'8 rookie dunked on your 280 7'1 center. It's not overrated. It's underrated if anything considering NBA put it at number 2 second only to Deandre (center) dunking on Brandon Knight (SG)

Not mad at all - I think that people overrate "dunking on" other players especially when we're talking about help defenders. You dismiss the dunk on Knight, but Pek is no more equipped to block Barnes who made a nice cut and dunked. Same situation - player in the way isn't physically capable of blocking a dunk PERIOD. People just get excited because of Pek's immense size.

I more highly rate plays like break-away dunks with 360s or dunks through traffic at important times in games. Further, Gerald Henderson's "dunk" (I know people debate his not touching the rim - not in the definition anyway) is far more exciting as he is a SG elevating on one of the league's top shotblockers.

mike_noodles
05-25-2013, 07:40 PM
Not like it really matters VC pwns every dunk listed here and we all know it. But the Paul George dunk was nice, not the best of the year let alone the decade.

barreleffact
05-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Harrison Barnes basically darted across and dunked it on the evil dude from Superman.

Paul George beat LeBron James off the dribble chasing him down, LeBron continued to close out and George went on to dunk it on Chris Anderson. Sit down.

Sig.....who is she?

R. Johnson#3
05-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Overrated. Pek is a big man but he's not blocking anyone's dunk (not a leaper).

He took off from outside the circle, collided with a player heavier than him and didn't use his arm for any leverage. Then he threw it down with authority. It was the best dunk I've seen in quite a while.

MrfadeawayJB
05-25-2013, 08:33 PM
Given the moment it had to be up there. Deandre Jordan on knight is up there too

Hawkeye15
05-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Harrison Barnes basically darted across and dunked it on the evil dude from Superman.

Paul George beat LeBron James off the dribble chasing him down, LeBron continued to close out and George went on to dunk it on Chris Anderson. Sit down.

I was calling him Non game 1 he came over. God he looks like him

akesh99
05-25-2013, 10:03 PM
How is this the dunk of the decade? What an absolute stupid opinion

Kashmir13579
05-25-2013, 10:46 PM
Iman Shumpert's put-back was a more impressive dunk.

Kashmir13579
05-25-2013, 10:48 PM
Its not just about the dunk, its the setting, the opposition, the stakes.

If you say so.

If it is just about the dunk then there are plenty that rival this from this postseason alone. Hibbert had one last series that was amazing.

Kashmir13579
05-25-2013, 10:51 PM
That said, it was a special dunk, i'm not trying to diminish it. If the Pacers win this series it could go down in folklore, but no it was not the dunk of the year.

ragee
05-25-2013, 11:07 PM
2 videos and not at least one VC dunk?

Oj&mayonnaise
05-26-2013, 02:46 AM
Vince carter

Chronz
05-26-2013, 12:41 PM
Disqualify that particular dunk if you want. Harrison Barnes, MKG, Derozan still had CLEARLY better dunks which BTW were all on 7 footers with FAR more contact. This dunk Paul went over Bird more than through him so it's less impressive to me.
Its not about DQ'ing anything, you and I just dont have the same standards when it comes to ranking dunks.
What makes you take them?

Contact is nice but there is something to be said for being so quick that you destroy a set defense before the shot blocker can even attempt a contest. Blow byes like that in isolation (particularly against LeBron) never happen. Im pretty sure Ive seen dunks like the ones you've mentioned before.

Chronz
05-26-2013, 12:52 PM
If you say so.

If it is just about the dunk then there are plenty that rival this from this postseason alone. Hibbert had one last series that was amazing.
If you say so?

You talking about the dunk on Ivan?

What makes that one stand out most? Forgetting the stakes and what not, just the dunk.
Surprisingly athletic for sure, but how much of that is because we just think of Hibbert as a slow lumbering giant?

Chronz
05-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Overrated. Pek is a big man but he's not blocking anyone's dunk (not a leaper).

Agreed. Pek isn't some fierce rim protector either. Barnes play was more athletic, but PG's was EASILY more skilled. Barnes made a simple cut to the basket with no one but Pek in his way. Against some players Im sure Pek can clog that lane but Barnes is a special athlete.

Against the HEAT in their house, vs Bron, 1 on 1 top of the key ISOLATION, and just BURNING Bron so hard that an athletic shot blocker doesn't even pick up on the dunk until its on his head. Thats special

LayBraun
05-26-2013, 01:00 PM
DeAndre had the best dunk of the year.. Followed by Barnes. Stop trying to hype up the play by exterior circumstances. A dunk is "a dunk". Doesn't matter who he blew by.

LayBraun
05-26-2013, 01:05 PM
Change the thread title since you're clearly more interested in the overall play than the actual "dunk".

Chronz
05-26-2013, 01:10 PM
Not like it really matters VC pwns every dunk listed here and we all know it. But the Paul George dunk was nice, not the best of the year let alone the decade.

What was his best playoff dunk BTW? Seriously just asking

Chronz
05-26-2013, 01:11 PM
Change the thread title since you're clearly more interested in the overall play than the actual "dunk".
Of course I am, you should be too. Change your way of life

MagicBucsSox
05-26-2013, 01:18 PM
Dunk of the decade was lebron on Damon jones or wade on varejao

NYMetros
05-26-2013, 01:21 PM
Dunk of the year easily. Who gives a **** about a dunk in a blowout against one of the worst teams in the league? This one meant something. it told Miami the Pacers are here and they're coming for them. this dunk actually got me out of my seat and a dunk hasn't made me do that in years.

ILLUSIONIST^248
05-26-2013, 01:27 PM
http://gyazo.com/6ad9ca9ef622e4c78eb391baa42fde34.png

I think it should go without saying that no other dunk this year, was as emphatic/significant as this one was in the moment. So that leaves only All-Time dunks left

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLLRaK6amY0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btaoX08GoB4

2 vids on the best dunks in playoff history. Surely this one joins the top right?

How often do MVP caliber players give up a drive in isolation as Bron did, with a shot blocker lurking around the rim and see the guy flush it home like that?


Does it top Kobes reverse on KG, or his dunk on Nash? Tmac driving past Dirk and sending Bradley into retirement? Pippen's monster dunk over Ewing?

One of the best dunks I've seen it the last 5 years.

Tmath
05-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Not dunk of the year, and not even close to dunk of the decade lol.

The dunk wasn't properly contested. Bird man was really late, and bailed on the contest mid way through the attempt.

It was a nice dunk, but imo Barnes and DeRozan's dunks were better.

Kashmir13579
05-26-2013, 01:48 PM
If you say so?

You talking about the dunk on Ivan?

What makes that one stand out most? Forgetting the stakes and what not, just the dunk.
Surprisingly athletic for sure, but how much of that is because we just think of Hibbert as a slow lumbering giant?

The one i'm thinking of was Hibbert on Kenyon Martin in a similar momentum shift in the 3rd quarter of the closeout game.

Also Shumpert's put-back was just perfect, and i'm not just saying that because i'm a Shumpert fan.

effen5
05-26-2013, 02:05 PM
It was ok.

ArmLaker
05-26-2013, 02:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2usTHITCkQ

Series changing dunk

Kashmir13579
05-26-2013, 03:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2usTHITCkQ

Series changing dunk

Wow.. I forgot about that one.

Nyc4You
05-26-2013, 05:57 PM
Wow Did you guys really forget about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvwpKSzB10I

2 minutes left in the game. Cavs down in the series trying to tie the series up. Lebron Dunks on a very good C's Defense to keep them from coming back.


No Regard for human life!!!

Nyc4You
05-26-2013, 06:01 PM
Heres another one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hulWhyyM5MM

Cmon now. if your talking about the heat of the moment. PG's dunk was to end the ****ing THIRD QUARTER. And then lebron hit a deep 3 which negated it basically.