Vince Carter is the best dunker in NBA history. There are many other solid options if you’d like to disagree, but you will be wrong so let’s skip the pointless debate and move forward with Half Man, Half Amazing as the GOAT. LeBron James even agrees.
Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s celebrate Carter’s 22-year career in the NBA on the day Air Canada announced his retirement by re-watching some of his best works of art. So scroll through all of the Vinsanity I’ve provided for you below and then at the very bottom you’ll be asked to rank them all. It’s a difficult task, but fun to look back at a legend as he says goodbye.
Thank you for your participation and thank you to Vince Carter for dunking in people’s faces and on their foreheads for over two decades.
Now, the nominees. We’ll start with the Dunk of Death, widely regarded as the best in-game dunk ever.
“Dunk of Death” over 7’2 Frederic Weis in the 2000 Sydney Olympics:
The time he posterized Alonzo Mourning:
When he got Dikembe Mutombo:
The one-handed alley-oop finish:
Reverse alley-oop from Jason Kidd:
All five dunks from the 2000 NBA Dunk Contest:
— Reserve 360 windmill
— Windmill from behind the basket
— Between the legs off the bounce alley-oop from Tracy McGrady
— Arm in the rim
— Two hands from inside the free throw line
Now put them in order:
(A fancy ranker box should pop up here.)