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What is Dunk?

A shot made by leaping high into the air and slamming the ball down through the hoop from above with one or both hands. It counts as a regular two-point field goal.

Sporting Charts explains Dunk

The dunk is one of the most crowd-pleasing plays in basketball. In fact, it's so entertaining that most leagues organize slam dunk contests, where players are judged by the degree of difficulty and/or the entertainment value of the tricks they perform while dunking.

Some of the past winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, which is held annually during the NBA All-Star Weekend, are Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard.

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