Our most awesome dunker is going to have to have the strength to bring the backboard down and there isn't any former dunker that screams this more than Howard. This seven foot behemoth wowed judges with some of the most rim shaking dunks seen in recent years. He also is one of few contestants to ever score a perfect 100 in the first round, doing so once in 2008 and once in 2009
Champion: 2006, 2009, 2010
The runner up for my choice of heart, the three time dunk champion Robinson takes the gold in the leaping department. Standing at just 5'9”, Robinson's most famous dunk happened in 2009 when he jumped over Dwight Howard (who has 14 inches on Nate) to slam one home. With leaping ability like this, any dunker has a chance to be a champion.
Dunking isn't just about jumping and putting a ball in the hoop, it's also about digging down deep within you to put forth every ounce of talent you have. No former champion has embodied this more than Webb. Standing at just 5'7”, Webb defied logic and even physics to a degree when he beat out Dominique Wilkins 100-98 to win his title.
Champion: 1987, 1988
You didn't think I'd leave arguably the greatest dunker of all off this list, did you? No, if I could take one attribute from Jordan to put in our dunk monster, then it has to be his will. I mean, Jordan never just wanted to beat you, he wanted to humiliate you. Jordan want to win with a fire and a focus that I would put up with anybody over the history of any sport ever.
If you are going to own a slam dunking competition, you are going to need more than just the physical tools and the will to win, you are going to need to put fans in the chairs and keep them on the edge of their seats. To do that, you are going to have to wow them with originality and that's why our dunk king is going to have the creativity of Carter.
The man renowned for saving the slam dunk competition after years of obscurity, Carter brought the eyes back with amazing original moves. From a crazy reverse 360 windmill flush to the “honey dip” (where you shove your hand and the ball down the rim and hang by your elbow), Carter wowed them with new moves that dared you to look away and miss something spectacular.