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The top 10 NBA dunks of the decade

The NBA’s official Twitter account created a list of the top 20 dunks of the decade. We compiled the top 10 below, from LeBron James’ incredible poster dunks to Blake Griffin’s most vicious jams. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the decade comes to a close, there are […]
The top 10 NBA dunks of the decade
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DeMar DeRozan posterizes Pistons with dramatic dunk in final seconds

DeMar DeRozan posterized Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver into oblivion on Wednesday night with a go-ahead dunk in the final seconds of regulation. While the Raptors would need overtime to win, DeRozan’s dunk was an exclamation point on a fantastic night in which he scored 42 points to lead Toronto to […]
DeMar DeRozan posterizes Pistons with dramatic dunk in final seconds
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The Historical Origins Of The Term ‘Alley-Oop’

From ESPN’s broadcast last night’s Clippers-Rockets game, the meaning of “alley-oop” (via @drewmagary): “Derived from the French term ‘Allez Hop!’ The cry of a circus acrobat about to leap. Term first used in the 1950’s by the NFL 49ers to describe a high, arcing pass that would out-leap smaller players […]
The Historical Origins Of The Term ‘Alley-Oop’
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LeBron James Got Dunked On By Raptors Center Jonas Valanciunas

LeBron James scored 35 points on 65% shooting with 8 assists and 8 rebounds last night in a win against the Toronto Raptors. He also got dunked on by second-year Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas. We rarely see LeBron exploited by taller forwards on either end of the court. He’s big […]
LeBron James Got Dunked On By Raptors Center Jonas Valanciunas
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College Basketball Player Posterizes 3 Players On Incredible Dunk

College of Central Florida basketball player Javonte Douglas had an absolute monster dunk over three players including one of his teammates during a game. The 6’8″ forward jumps right in on a missed shot and slams the ball over two opponents and one of his teammates while they were trying […]
College Basketball Player Posterizes 3 Players On Incredible Dunk
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Chris Paul And Blake Griffin Unleashed 3 Alley-Oops In 35 Seconds

The Los Angeles Clippers overcame their opening night loss to the Lakers with a 126-115 win over the Warriors. Chris Paul led the way with 42 points, but it was three of his 15 assists that created the most buzz. Midway through the third quarter, the Clippers picked up three […]
Chris Paul And Blake Griffin Unleashed 3 Alley-Oops In 35 Seconds
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Nets Mascot Gets Ball Stuck In The Shot Clock On The Worst Dunk Ever

The BrooklyKnight — the poorly named, Marvel-designed mascot of the Brooklyn Nets— failed miserably on a trampoline dunk attempt last night during a break in the Nets-Celtics preseason game. On his way to the rim, the ball slipped out of his hands and lodged itself into the supports between the […]
Nets Mascot Gets Ball Stuck In The Shot Clock On The Worst Dunk Ever