As the hours remaining in 2014 draw to a close, dunking enthusiasts have the opportunity to review the outstanding rim-rockers that went down throughout the year. The basketball court served as the backdrop for the dunking game to be raised to an entirely different level in 2014. While familiar faces worked tirelessly to add to their arsenal, which was highly evident at dunking contests and sessions throughout the year, a few new high-flyers made a name for themselves, bringing freshness and creativity to the mix. Read More »
Whether he is flushing down an incredible between-the-legs jam over a convertible or putting on a dunkfest at this summer’s Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown at Union Square in Manhattan, Guy Dupuy has completed some of the highest degree of difficulty dunks we have ever seen. After all, there is a reason Dupuy has been called “The Best Dunker In The World.” Read More »
Dunk contests just don’t get much better than this. At the Jordan Brand First To Fly Dunk Contest in Las Vegas on Friday night, a group of professional dunkers and class of 2015 stars put on an exhibition close to unlike any we’ve ever seen. And who had the most impressive slam of a field featuring Guy Dupuy, Kwame Alexander, Young Hollywood, Kwe Parker, and more? Little-known rising senior Shelby McEwen. Read More »
All the dunk heavweights were in attendence at the 2014 Quai 54 Dunk Contest presented by Foot Locker and House of Hoops: Chris Staples, Porter Mayberry, Justin Darlington, Guy Dupuy and polish sensation Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski, who hammered home a few monster slams that had judges, Scottie Pippen and Carmelo Anthony standing up with excitement. Read More »
Guy Dupuy is one of the top dunkers on the planet, someone that puts Blake Griffin‘s acrobatics to shame. Recently, he burnished his already legendary streetball cred on the playground by bouncing the ball to himself before putting it between his legs for a dunk. The crazy part? He did it in a game. Read More »
After watching Blake Griffin win the NBA dunk contest by jumping over a car, Guy Dupuy felt like he could one-up him. How? Try jumping over a car and going between the legs. If he’s lucky, perhaps he can get a BMW commercial…
Here’s where it gets really difficult. In taking this ranking of the Top 25 dunkers on the planet beyond the NBA realm, it opens the door for all kinds of interpretation. When judging somebody like, say, LeBron James against a professional circus act like Guy Dupuy, how much weight do you give to the different elements of dunking? How important is doing it in games against the best players in the sport? How important are dunk contest performances? How important is dunking on players, compared to dunking over regular people?
But remember, there is no scientific method to judging dunkers. We took as much of a general consensus in the Dime office as possible, but it’s like ranking sneakers or our Mom’s cooking: Too many people like too many different flavors and styles. That said, here are Nos. 10 through 6 … Read More »
After years of consistently bringing out the best dunkers in the world, Midnight Madness is fast getting a reputation as one of the best dunk contests out there. Last year, Guy Dupuy broke out a crazy dunk that went viral. This weekend past weekend, he was back trying to defend his back-to-back-to-back titles, but it was Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington who stole the show. Throwing down some absolute craziness, including a cartwheel to through-the-legs dunk and a through-the-legs dunk over a guy who was 6-10, “Jus Fly” showed you how he got his name.