The dunker spot is the area along the baseline that is just outside the lane but not quite in the short corner.
All across the basketball landscape we see fewer old school post entries, drop steps and “up-and-unders.” Teams playing with an interior Big are increasingly making the subtle shift in their post positioning from the low block to the “Dunker’s Spot.” The Dunker’s Spot may owe its popularity to V…
Clint Capela - Dunker Spot Dunks @Houston Rockets. Clint Capela - Dunker Spot Dunks @Houston Rockets.
Dr. J brought dunking into the mainstream and ushered in a new era of basketball both in terms of style and substance. Though there were certainly others, Erving represented a shift in the explosiveness of the game with an above the rim flair that captured imaginations and elevated the NBA's entertainment factor to another stratosphere.
4. Dominique Wilkins. ( ChrisRaptis, 1996 Dominique Wilkins Panathinaikos, CC BY-SA 3.0) Although Dominique Wilkins never lived up to his true potential, having been overshadowed by the Holy Trinity and never making the conference finals, there is no denying his spot on this list as one of the best dunkers to exist.
The dunker spot is a frequently used term in the NBA for the area on the baseline just outside the lane, but closer to the rim then the short corner. With both deep corners filled with a shooter and the 5-man opposite dunker spot, Draymond sprints into a middle pick-n-roll with Curry.
Dunker Spot (Short Corner): The two areas just outside the paint along the baseline.
Standing just 5-foot-7, the Atlanta Hawks' Spud Webb shocked the world by beating teammate Dominique Wilkins to win the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Subscrib...