Michael Jordan from the free throw line. Blake Griffin over a car. Dwight Howard as Superman. We all know these iconic All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest, but some have slipped through the cracks.
Whether there were some hating judges (we are looking at you Julius Erving), lost to an amazing performance, or just plain ole’ got screwed, some of these great dunks get forgotten in the annals of time.
While the world gets ready to convene down to Houston, Texas for the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, we take a look back at some of the greatest dunks in the history of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest that didn’t win.
Stars like Amar’e Stoudemire, Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, and even Michael Jordan have all been robbed so to speak while competing in NBA Dunk Contests and their jams aren’t as revered as the winners.
Hit the jump and countdown our top ten dunk contest dunks that weren’t winners and tune in to the NBA All Star Weekend this Saturday on TNT.