Since the inception of the NBA in 1946, the sport of basketball has always witnessed many changes. From the league focusing more on players scoring from the paint to acquiring a plethora of elite 3-point shooters. But one thing which has remained constant for almost a century has been the devastating dunks.
Be it LeBron James or Michael Jordan or Giannis Antetokounmpo, there isn’t a stadium in the world that doesn’t applaud a beautifully crafted dunk. Justifying the same in this article, we will take a look at the top 5 dunks in NBA history, wherein the audience was brought to the edge of the seat.
5. LeBron James on Jason Terry (Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 2013)
Before Boston Celtics met Miami Heat for this encounter, Dallas Mavericks’ Terry stopped LeBron James along with his Super Heat team in 2011’s NBA Finals. However, post that, Terry was vocal about LeBron James being overrated until came the game on March 18, 2013, between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.
In the 2nd quarter, Dwayne Wade made a steal and passed the ball towards Mario Chalmers who gave it to Norris Cole, while Terry seemed to be all over the place trying to recover the ball after being outnumbered in the defensive end, Norris tossed the ball as LeBron James came running at a breakneck speed towards Jason Terry and BAM! Not only was there pin drop silence around the stadium but Jason Terry laid dead on his back in front of LeBron James who gave him a stare to remember for his life.