10 Best Dunks NBA 2009
The ten best dunks in the NBA for 2009 show that the art of the aerial display continues to evolve with the new crop of superstars each year. The 2009 year is no exception as the best dunks show why the NBA is one of the top sports in America. These athletes go out and prove their mettle as they execute dunks that defy the imagination as well as gravity. The NBA loves its dunks and the players in 2009 definitely provided the flash and spectacle as they perform for the huge crowds who pack the stadium each game. Here are the ten best dunks in the NBA for 2009:
- Jason Richard (Phoenix Suns). He faced off against the Hornets and layed down the thunder. His 360 jam put the opponents to shame as he went to the hole with little to no competition on a fast break.
- Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls). The young guard went up against the Phoenix Suns that made many a highlight reel. His two handed jam over Goran Dragic was a sight to behold.
- Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat). A strong take-no-prisoners dunk came off a miss from LeBron James who played for the Cavaliers at the time. His thunderous jam overcame the poor attempt at a block from Anderson Varejao.
- Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers). A gravity-defying dunk evolved off a missed shot that bounced high in the air. The guard appeared launched from a trampoline to finish off the play versus the Dallas Mavericks.
- J.R. Smith (Denver Nuggets). This spectacular dunk was off the fast break when the help of his teammate. J.R. Smith finished off with an Alley Oop 360 at the expense of the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic). He not only raised the roof but also the hoop an additional 3 feet to make his dunk. The 2009 slam dunk contest enjoyed a Superman performance, complete with the cape!
- Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets). A mishap of a pass to one of the Utah Jazz set up another fantastic dunk. Paul Milsap had the misfortune of getting the business end of Carmelo Anthony's jam.
- LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers). The King would not be denied as he flew to the basket as if levitating on a cloud. The behind the back, reverse dunk rocked against the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers). This dunk would not be denied on a fast break against the New Jersey Nets. The thunderous slam did not disappoint the commentators who called the highlight.
- Corey Brewer (Minnesota Timberwolves). Another elevator-esque dunk came off a fast break versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Derrick Fisher was the victims of a posterizing jam by Brewer.