Vince Carter is easily one of the BEST dunkers in Basketball… whether your talking during a contest or in-game dunks, Carter has always been among the best. Now some might argue LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Gerald Green or legends like Michael Jordan, Shawn Kemp, Dominique Wilkins or even Julius “Dr. J” Erving are better than Carter, to them I say… good try, but there isn’t an NBA player who has a DUNK portfolio as impressive as Carters. Now Dr. J may have actually been a better dunker but being that he played in the ABA prior to entering the NBA, we don’t necessarily have access to all of his games, which I’m sure would be one of the best. MJ/ LJ are probably the best over-all players ever, earning tons of brownie points for their dunking skills, but neither of them have that extra kick that Carter has when it comes to straight up banging it.
Others will probably argue that Nate Robinson is the best since he won the Slam Dunk Contest three times. 4 players have won it twice, and then there’s VC and 16 others who have only won it once. Isiah Rider and Jason Richardson will clearly be thrown into the mix, along with many others, so by no means am I saying Vince Carter is undoubtedly the best… I’m just saying I would select him as my ultimate favorite. And this is coming from somebody who still have my old Shawn Kemp and Dominique Wilkins basketball cards. So with all of that in mind, you need to at least agree he is among the top 20 All-Time best dunkers in the history of the NBA. Now in all honesty, considering the lack of material on other greats who weren’t in the NBA such as Demetrius “Hook” Mitchell, The GOAT, The Professor or Hot Sauce, I can definitely exclude other great dunkers from being worthy of the crown.
I found this video featuring 100 of Vince Carters best dunks and its crazy. Whether your talking about his 2000 Dunk Contest performance or when he literally dunked over a 7ft tall Fredrick Weis in the Olympics, VC is the best to ever do it. Now I’m not necessarily saying he has THE BEST DUNK EVER, that might be a little more of a debate… but even in that discussion, he will clearly be mentioned. If you have time, watch the whole video its only ten minutes. But if not, skip to the seven minute mark and watch the last three minutes. It features 100 of his best dunks throughout his high school, college and professional career. Whether your a new-school rookie or an old-school veteran looking for your dunk-fixture, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy~