#3 Javale McGee
McGee is 7-feet tall, has a 7’6″ wingspan, and wears a size 18 shoes. Despite his size, McGee is athletic as any big man. These attributes add up to one of the best dunkers in the NBA. McGee routinely posterizes other centers and he’s done things in the NBA Dunk Contest that no other player in history could have done. The NBA is a world of freak athletes with absurd wingspans and measurements, Javale McGee might be the biggest freak of them all (in a good way).
#6 Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is a high flying rim-rocker. Westbrook’s ability to finish with contact while flying through the lane reminds me a lot of Kevin Johnson, one of my all-time favorite dunkers. Westbrook is coming in as the underdog in this match-up, but great highlights are inevitable anytime a guard can challenge the giants of league at rim. This will certainly boost Westbrook’s chances against McGee. With the votes expected to be very close this week, every little advantage could make the difference.
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Javale has my vote.
Forget the shoes, there has never been a dunker in the NBA like McGee, while Westbrook is a dime a dozen if you pluck any of the top dunkers from a given generation. He is this generation’s Steve Francis or Dwayne Wade. Even current players John Wall, Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans have the same mold.
Not that uniqueness of the dunker is the only category to consider.
Still, who else has ever dunked like McGee?
Larry Nance? maybe…
Yeah Javale is nasty awkward.