Dunker: Michael Jordan
Year: 1988

What list on the Best Slams in NBA Dunk Contest History would be complete without Michael Jordan throwing it down from the free-throw line? While it was Dr. J's version that set the trend, Jordan's leap solidified No. 23 as His Airness. From the artistry in the double pump to the loose movement of his legs in mid-air, everything about this dunk is a thing of beauty.