With NBA All-Star weekend kicking off this weekend, and the NBA dunk contest almost upon us, it's time to review the best of the best.  We always look forward to watching some of the best players in the league throw down some sick jams, and despite no big names this year, we will still tune in.  So lets take a look at some of the best dunks of all time.

5. Dwight Howard 2008

Superman took flight in 2008 with a dunk so memorable and big that he has yet to top it.  It's both a gift, and curse to have such power.


4. Jason Richardson 2003

One of the best dunks in NBA history.  Jason Richardson surprised everyone with his between the legs slam.  He jumped almost as high as the hoop.  It is hands down one of the best final dunks in the history of the slam dunk contest.

3.  Nate Robinson 2006

Not exactly what you think of when you hear dunk contest, but Nate Robinson surprised everyone in 2006 when he jumped over Spud Webb to throw down and win the contest.  he would try again in 2009, only this time jumping over Dwight Howard.

2. Vince Carter 2000

Vince Carter didn't have one spectacular dunk in 2000, he had a plethora for us.  It is still one of the best overall performances of all time.  We sure wish he would get back into the contest, we're sure he still has some magic left (no pun that it's in Orlando).

1. Michael Jordan Vs. Dominique Wilkins 1988

It's hard to pick just one dunk from this phenomenal contest.  Two of the greatest dunkers in NBA history in a fantastic rematch.  MJ's foul line dunk forever lives on, with the image appearing on his clothing line, posters and of course the internet.  It really makes us wish some of todays big stars would get back into the spirit of the competition *cough* Lebron *cough*.