Different generations have different superstars. The chronology usually follows a Bird/Magic, Jordan, Kobe, Lebron path, with secondary players in between. Two of the biggest from my childhood represented a changing culture. Allen Iverson brought the street-style handles and Vince Carter showed us dunks we’d only seen in NBA Street.
The picture above was my next door neighbor’s computer background for at least a year. During a time when we collected basketball cards and memorized stats, this YouTube was one of the first videos I remember watching on repeat.
Vinsanity didn’t truly take off until the between-the-legs-elbow-in-the-rim, but this dunk over a 7-footer at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games put everyone on notice.