The 30th NBA Slam Dunk Contest is set to take place during the 2015 All-Star Weekend. Four players will get the chance show their skills in the competition, but a different NBA player seems to make an incredible dunk every day during the season.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo and Minnesota’s Zach LaVine have all been selected to the contest, because of the highlight-reel plays they make during games. It’s the first time any of those players will compete in the event.
Some of the year’s best dunks have come from players that have never competed on All-Star Weekend. The list of top dunks, thus far, also includes multiple MVP candidates.
Below are the 10 best dunks from the first half of the 2014-2015 season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Gerald Green, Phoenix Suns
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Vince Carter, Memphis Grizzlies
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings
James Ennis, Miami Heat
Archie Goodwin, Phoenix Suns
James Harden, Houston Rockets