The year 2016 was a lot of things. Thankfully for us, one of those things was “filled with incredible dunks.” And now we decided to rank the very best of the year, at all levels of basketball.
Perhaps the NBA’s dunk contest in Toronto, which became an electric game of sudden death between Aaron Gordon and eventual winner Zach LaVine, was portentous of things to come—many of us in the building that night left convinced it had to be the best ever. Gordon and LaVine are all over this list, understandably. Below you’ll find many familiar names, some less familiar ones, and a few viral items that couldn’t be denied.
We’ve done our best to compile the best high-flying moments of the year—so far. Watch them all below.