There are few things in this life that can get a person off their futons and onto their feet. One such moment is the impassioned than an NBA Playoff dunk. Now, we're not talking about that sleepy “could be a lay-up, but let me make sure I get my two points” dunk. No. We’re talking about those slams that changed the game.
These are the dunks that define careers not just for the players throwing the ball down, but for the victims too. Do people remember the career stats of Alton Lister or Shawn Bradley? No chance. They've instead become YouTube legends who we have the pleasure of watching get posterized over and over again.
No matter how a playoff jam came to be or who was doing the dunking, we love them all. From Sam Mitchell getting eulogized by Penny Hardaway, to Iman Shumpert parting "The Red Sea," to Michael Jordan scaling Mt. Mutombo, to LeBron James showing he has “no regard for human life,” each one is singularly spectacular.
We remember these dunks. We remember who suffered, and we remember who triumphed. Yet, most of all, we remember how they made us feel. These are the Greatest Dunks in NBA Playoff History.