18. Nate Robinson
The first and only three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, “Krypto-Nate” is one of the most exciting contestants in the history of the competition. Standing at 5-foot-9, Robinson used superhuman leaping ability to do things we’ve never seen from someone his height (except for maybe a certain somebody that may or may not appear later on this list). Factoring in Robinson’s innate height disadvantage, it made everything he did that much more spectacular. A talented player that could have made it professionally in a half dozen other sports, Nate Robinson was a rare and unique athlete that deserves everything he’s earned.
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17. Tracy McGrady
A star throughout the better part of the 2000’s, McGrady is often better remembered for his scoring and playmaking ability than his dunking. The Sleepy-Eyed Assassin was a great all-around player, but he played above the rim with the best of them (just ask Shawn Bradley). McGrady’s length and demeanor made him an unassuming dunker and enabled him to throw down some nasty finishes on helpless big men.
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