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Is Kadour Ziani the Best Dunker in the World?

September 17, 2010 – Allen Moll

Many American fans tout the legendary Michael Jordan, “Dr J” Julius Erving, or even Vince Carter as the best all-time NBA dunk artists. But one international streetball legend named Kadour Ziani has been doing some spectacular dunks for nearly 20 years world-wide, that would make even the legendary MJ or Dominique proud. He’s only 5‘10 but has an incredible 56 inch vertical leap, proven by regularly leaping over automobiles and up to four spectators on 360 dunk attempts.

Famous for his “Kick the Rim” and his double reverse (that right,………I said double reverse) windmill dunks, Ziani even now entering his 40‘s still puts on quite an exhibition in slam dunks. He even once drew world-wide acclaim by taking on and out-dunking the entire And 1 Mixtape crew in a dunk contest back in 2006. Unfortunately fans in the USA haven’t really been exposed to Ziani, but he undoubtedly is an international superstar in the world of streetball.

The Algerian born player, who emigrated to France at age 5, hasn’t been touring as much over the past few years but has resurfaced recently by showing out at the Quai 54 Streetball Tournament in Paris, France, where of course, he showed off by doing his patented Kick the Rim stunt (via:

A few years ago, he appeared on the Best Damn Sports Show Period and broke the World’s Record for highest kick, along with finishing off some insane dunks:

Check out arguably the best Kadour Ziani mix on youtube:

Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.  Allen also provides content to,, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for

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