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THD’s 25 Best Dunks of All-Time: #25 Shaq Posterizes David Robinson

Joshua June 21, 2011 Blogs 12 Comments

After the NBA Draft finishes up later this week, basketball fans will have very little round ball to follow this summer, aside from the labor negotiations.

So, I have decided to countdown the 25 best dunks in NBA history. Each week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will be revealing one dunk, leading up to the best dunk of all-time throughout the course of the summer. Although I have done my research and tried to remain as objective as possible in making my selections, at the end of the day, this list is one man’s opinion. Therefore, I want all of the feedback I can get, whether you are agreeing or disagreeing with any of the dunks and/or their respective rankings.

Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the Hoop Doctors’ selection for the 25th best dunk in NBA history.

25. Shaq Posterizes David Robinson at the 1996 All-Star Game

Wouldn’t it have been sweet if Shaq had saluted the Admiral after the nasty facial? Needless to say, I don’t believe the Navy used this poster as recruiting material.

Michael Jordan’s reaction is pretty memorable as well.

Check us out Thursday for the 24th best dunk in NBA history.

Joshua Sexton is a lifelong basketball fanatic, who watches as many games as possible. In addition, He has played and coached the game at the high school level. He has recently started writing about the game of basketball.

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  • Dunk

    Oh ok, the best dunks in NBA history, that’s not the best dunks of all time; but then again, a lot of those dunks were never recorded.
    I remember that Shaq dunk. If you include All-Star game dunks, you might as well include slam dunk contest dunks, which I hope that you don’t. I could think of many dunks Jordan had, which deserve to be on your list: like the time he dunked in Pippen’s free throw, or when he turned around and dunked it on Ewing in the playoffs. If you watch that dunk in slow motion, as I did as a kid, he goes up and up, even while Ewing was going back down and just when you thought he was at his highest, he goes up even more and slams it on Ewing. There was another dunk that Jordan jumped clean over Ewing, as Ewing was cowering, but I never saw that dunk replayed after that game. It wasn’t to the Vince Carter Olympic game dunk effect, he kind of put his hand on his back for leverage, but it was the first time I saw someone literally jump right over someone to dunk it.
    I really hope that you don’t include that weak dunk Starks had, which was not over Jordan, btw.
    I could also think of a few Shawn Kemp dunks.
    Blake Griffin must make the cut too, I can’t wait to see what else he has in store.

    • Joshua Sexton

      Thanks for the feedback. I am still thinking about including Slam Dunk Contest dunks or not. But I am leaning towards using them. There are too many good ones not to. Keep up with all the dunks throughout the summer, and let me know what you think.

  • Dunk

    Oh ok, the best dunks in NBA history, that’s not the best dunks of all time; but then again, a lot of those dunks were never recorded.
    I remember that Shaq dunk. If you include All-Star game dunks, you might as well include slam dunk contest dunks, which I hope that you don’t. I could think of many dunks Jordan had, which deserve to be on your list: like the time he dunked in Pippen’s free throw, or when he turned around and dunked it on Ewing in the playoffs. If you watch that dunk in slow motion, as I did as a kid, he goes up and up, even while Ewing was going back down and just when you thought he was at his highest, he goes up even more and slams it on Ewing. There was another dunk that Jordan jumped clean over Ewing, as Ewing was cowering, but I never saw that dunk replayed after that game. It wasn’t to the Vince Carter Olympic game dunk effect, he kind of put his hand on his back for leverage, but it was the first time I saw someone literally jump right over someone to dunk it.
    I really hope that you don’t include that weak dunk Starks had, which was not over Jordan, btw.
    I could also think of a few Shawn Kemp dunks.
    Blake Griffin must make the cut too, I can’t wait to see what else he has in store.

  • Dunk

    Oh ok, the best dunks in NBA history, that’s not the best dunks of all time; but then again, a lot of those dunks were never recorded.
    I remember that Shaq dunk. If you include All-Star game dunks, you might as well include slam dunk contest dunks, which I hope that you don’t. I could think of many dunks Jordan had, which deserve to be on your list: like the time he dunked in Pippen’s free throw, or when he turned around and dunked it on Ewing in the playoffs. If you watch that dunk in slow motion, as I did as a kid, he goes up and up, even while Ewing was going back down and just when you thought he was at his highest, he goes up even more and slams it on Ewing. There was another dunk that Jordan jumped clean over Ewing, as Ewing was cowering, but I never saw that dunk replayed after that game. It wasn’t to the Vince Carter Olympic game dunk effect, he kind of put his hand on his back for leverage, but it was the first time I saw someone literally jump right over someone to dunk it.
    I really hope that you don’t include that weak dunk Starks had, which was not over Jordan, btw.
    I could also think of a few Shawn Kemp dunks.
    Blake Griffin must make the cut too, I can’t wait to see what else he has in store.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

  • Donthate

    Oh and don’t hate on LeBron either.

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