Michael Jordan’s ‘Kiss the Rim’ Dunk, Vince Carter’s Elbow-Hanging Slam Highlight Top 10 Slam Dunk Contest Jams (Videos)

vince carterThe NBA’s best and brightest will be on display in Houston on Saturday night as All-Star weekend kicks into high gear.

All-Star Saturday Night culminates in the annual slam dunk contest, where seven players will be judged on their most ferocious and creative slams. This year’s competition will create an intriguing atmosphere as Indiana’s Gerald Green, Knicks guard James White, Toronto’s Terrence Ross, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, Utah’s Jeremy Evans and Denver’s Kenneth Faried take it to the hoop.

Year in and year out there is something new brought to the table, whether it’s Blake Griffin jumping over a Kia Optima or Green blowing out cupcakes.

In the past, Michael Jordan and Julius Erving threw it down from the free-throw line. But with dunk variations becoming increasingly limited as years go by, most competitors will have to decorate the old-school moves with new-school flavor. The 2002 edition of the event comes to mind. Vince Carter and Jason Richardson put on an athletic display for the ages as both put on tremendous performances with flashy settings and various destination angles.

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