What's a dunk without the disrespect? Posterizing another man is one of the most gratifying things one can do (we wouldn't know, but that's besides the point), and watching it happen is thrilling. But the best part of the dunk? The reaction. Seeing the crowd go wild, the bench erupt, and the announcers lose their hairpieces completes the process. No dunk reaction, however, is complete without the inevitable taunt. Throughout NBA history, we've seen a two basic types of post-dunk taunts: the step-over the body and the stare-down and flex. Scottie Pippen stepping over Patrick Ewing in 1994 set the bar for the former, while the latter has been standardized by none other than LeBron James. The NBA isn't without its colorful characters though, as facial specialists like Michael Jordan, Shawn Kemp, and Shaquille O'Neal have been creative with their taunts over the years. Peep the disrespect in this GIF Gallery: The Best NBA Post-Dunk Taunts.

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