Lebron and Wade’s top 5 plays of the Finals

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Top Dunkers of the 2010-11 NBA Season

If you’re like me, and love looking up useless basketball stuff, you know about CBS Sports’ Dunk-o-meter… it tracks the total number of dunks in the season by every single player in the NBA. This is a stat I love looking at, and why wouldn’t I, I love dunks.

Well, I thought… let me check how many dunks these guys get per game. My man Andrew Bynum is ranked 25th in dunks with 77 on the season.. but he played a little more than half the season. Lebron James is ranked 15th with 98 dunks, but he played nearly every game. Dunks per game would better show how often a guy dunks.

Then I thought, even better… how about dunks per minute? I had one guy in mind, a dunk MACHINE who I figured would be at the top of the list.. and I wasn’t wrong. You’ll see.

So I went along and calculated each player’s dunks per game and per minute. For ‘per minute’, I will rank players by dunks per 36min, and as a different way to look at it, how many minutes it takes them to get 1 dunk (for example, Player A gets 1 dunk for every 10 minutes he’s out there).

452 players played at least a minute this year - 348 of them (77%) had at least one dunk. As an arbitrary qualifier to make my job easier, players need at least 20 dunks this season to be included in these ranking - 144 players qualified. And out of those players, I’ll be listing the top 20 players in total dunks, dunks per game, and dunks per minute.

Here we go.

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Total dunks

1. Dwight Howard - 227 dunks

2. Blake Griffin - 214

3. DeAndre Jordan - 158

4. JaVale McGee - 155

5. LaMarcus Aldridge - 148

6. Tyson Chandler - 129

7. Kevin Durant - 125

8. Amar’e Stoudemire - 119

9. Nene - 112

10. Serge Ibaka - 102

11. Andre Iguodala - 102

12. Dwyane Wade - 102

13. JJ Hickson - 99

14. Kris Humphries - 99

15. LeBron James - 98

16. Josh Smith - 98

17. Brook Lopez - 87

18. Emeka Okafor - 84

19. Hakim Warrick - 84

20. Thaddeus Young - 84

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Dunks per game

1. Dwight Howard - 2.91 dunks/g

2. Blake Griffin - 2.61

3. DeAndre Jordan - 1.98

4. JaVale McGee - 1.96

5. LaMarcus Aldridge - 1.83

6. Tyson Chandler - 1.74

7. Kevin Durant - 1.60

8. Amar’e Stoudemire - 1.53

9. Andre Iguodala - 1.52

10. Nene - 1.49

11. Andrew Bynum - 1.43

12. Dwyane Wade - 1.34

13. Kris Humphries - 1.34

14. Kenyon Martin - 1.33

15. Josh Smith - 1.27

16. Serge Ibaka - 1.24

17. LeBron James - 1.24

18. JJ Hickson - 1.24

19. Joakim Noah - 1.21

20. Emeka Okafor - 1.17

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Dunks per 36min

1. Jeremy Evans - 3.81 dunks/36min

2. Dwight Howard - 2.78

3. DeAndre Jordan - 2.78

4. Derrick Brown - 2.69

5. JaVale McGee - 2.54

6. Blake Griffin - 2.48

7. Chris Wilcox - 2.34

8. Tyson Chandler - 2.26

9. Hakim Warrick - 2.14

10. Ryan Hollins - 2.13

11. Shaquille O’Neal - 2.06

12. Timofey Mozgov - 1.92

13. Derrick Favors - 1.92

14. Kenyon Martin - 1.87

15. Omer Asik - 1.86

16. Andrew Bynum -1.85 

17. Nene - 1.76

18. Kris Humphries - 1.73

19. Brendan Haywood - 1.70

20. Josh McRoberts - 1.67

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1 dunk every … minutes

1. Jeremy Evans - 9.45 minutes of gametime to get one dunk

2. Dwight Howard - 12.93

3. DeAndre Jordan - 12.96

4. Derrick Brown - 13.40

5. JaVale McGee - 14.15

6. Blake Griffin - 14.54

7. Chris Wilcox - 15.10

8. Tyson Chandler - 15.96

9. Hakim Warrick - 16.85

10. Ryan Hollins - 16.89

11. Shaquille O’Neal - 17.49

12. Timofey Mozgov - 18.71

13. Derrick Favors - 18.72

14. Kenyon Martin - 19.27

15. Omer Asik - 19.39

16. Andrew Bynum - 19.48

17. Nene - 20.46

18. Kris Humphries - 20.82

19. Brendan Haywood - 21.13

20. Josh McRoberts - 21.58

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There you have it. The top dunkers of the 2010-2011 season, by total dunks, dunks per game, and dunks per minute. I knew Jeremy Evans had to be #1 in dunks per minute… the man is a pogo stick out there. He gets a dunk for basically every 10 minutes he’s on the court… absurd.

Delonte West rides Chris Bosh after the jam

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Michael Jordan dunks on Larry Bird

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Shaq 53pts with the Magic - 1994

A 22 year old Shaquille O’Neal. A beauty to watch. He could run the floor on any break, he could bust out the handles, he could finish with the little turnaround jump hook. And oh yea, he had 11 dunks.

This was against sorry Minnesota Timberwolves on 4/20/94, led by Christian Laettner and JR Rider. Shaq ended up with 53 points in just 36 minutes in the blowout win.

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