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All The Craziest NBA Dunk Contest Championship Performances 

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Updated August 28, 2019 140 votes 17 voters 27 items

List Rules Vote up the NBA Dunk Contest winners whose slams were the wildest

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the most exciting and fun part of All-Star Weekend every year. Basketball fans will watch to see the best dunkers of the league square off to see who can come up with the most creative and athletically impressive dunks. Basketball superstars like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Vince Carter have shined brightest on the big stage of the dunk competition.

Carter's awesome 2000 Dunk contest was historic, but performances by Glenn Robinson III in 2017 and Donovan Mitchell in 2018 could grow in stature as the years go on. Recent years have featured the younger players getting a chance with breakout stars like Zach LaVine and John Wall building their name value. Each event sees contestants trying to raise the bar with dunks that have never been done before. 

Some NBA Slam Dunk Contests will always stand out more than others for the memorable showcase by the winner and even the losers at times. Vote up for the dunkers that left the biggest impact on you as we look to find the greatest NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest winner!

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Year: 2000
Arena: Oakland Arena (Oakland)
Runner-Up: Steve Francis

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Year: 2008
Arena: New Orleans Arena (New Orleans)
Runner-Up: Gerald Green

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Year: 1985
Arena: Market Square Arena (Indiana)
Runner-Up: Michael Jordan
Note: Also won in 1990

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Year: 1988
Arena: Chicago Stadium (Chicago)
Runner-Up: Dominique Wilkins
Note: Also won in 1987

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