Shaq said it best: "You can't fake the funk on a nasty dunk." But if you're going to show out in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, you've also got to bring your "A" game when it comes to footwear. From the time Dominique Wilkins changed to his Reebok Pumps, all the way up to when Nate Robinson famously switched to his Nike Foamposite Lite "KryptoNates," sneakers have been an important part of one's style and swagger when defying gravity and achieving perfect 10s from the judges (and Dikembe Mutombo). Thus, it's no surprise that it's not only the dunks that stay engraved in our memories, but the sneakers, too. Whether you remember a particular sneaker from a certain contest or not, we've still got you covered with A Complete Guide to the Sneakers Worn by NBA Slam Dunk Champions...

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