Nothing gets the crowd on its feet like a breathtaking dunk, and this can fire up the team whilst intimidating the opposition. Dunks are the ultimate highlight play, and throughout history there have been many players who have turned dunking into an art form. Some players throw down thunderous dunks that are all about power, whilst some opt for finesse. There are then those remarkable athletes who have combined both to extraordinary effect. Today, we are looking at the best in-game dunkers throughout NBA history who throw these dunks down when it matters, and with defenders foolishly attempting to stop them.
10. Blake Griffin
These days you do not see Blake Griffin attack the basket with quite the same vigor he did earlier in his career, and this is because he has worked hard to be a more complete player. Although this is to be admired, it has also resulted in not quite as many eye-popping dunks. Griffin is extraordinarily athletic and incredibly strong, and this combination results in some incredible in-game dunks that are both powerful and full of finesse. Due to his size, he can also soar higher than most and even appears to be eye level with the rim on some of his dunks. On top of this, seeing as he plays with one of the best passers in the game, Chris Paul, this allows for many crowd pleasing alley-oops which have been a key part in making the Clippers a successful team and one that is also fun to watch.