DTB’s Top 90 Dunks of the 2017-18 NBA Season (2017-18 Season Dunkilation)

Approaching the familiar doorway off the alley, Greg uttered the latest password (“Gordon was robbed”) and was granted entry into the dunk club. His usual excitement was magnified by two factors: he would get to see Emma for the first time since their secretive rendezvous at that far-flung cafe, and progress on his leaping ability…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Playoffs (2017-18 Playoff Dunkilation)

Greg stared at the text message for a while, waiting for his racing thoughts to calm down before he even considered crafting a response. The intent of Emma’s message was clear, but Greg knew he would have to respond in a way that kept their friendship platonic; if anybody monitoring their text conversation had reason…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (March/April 2018 Dunkilation)

Greg was aware that all eyes (including Emma’s) were on him. There was nothing to do except run at the basket, jump as high as he could, and pray for the best. So that’s what he did. The attempt could have gone worse. The clandestine leg exercises Greg had been doing at home had apparently…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (February 2018 Dunkilation)

“Greg? Greg! You alive in there?” Greg looked up from the hypnotic white glow of his computer screen, embarrassed that he didn’t know how long he had been staring into it, lost in thought. “Wha-? Oh, yeah. Didn’t get enough sleep last night.” He turned his chair to face his coworker Virgil. “What’s up?” “You…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (January 2018 Dunkilation)

From that day forward, thoughts of the dunk club consumed more and more of Greg’s thoughts. The hardest part wasn’t the idea that he was taking part in an illegal activity; no, the hardest part was taking part in something so meaningful, so invigorating, yet not being able to share it with the people he…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (December 2017 Dunkilation)

Greg slung his gym bag over his shoulder. “I’m heading out to the park, honey. Time for some hoops.” He hoped that his voice sounded convincing. His wife, Lisa, looked up over from the government-produced soap opera that was on the TV. “I ran into your buddy Travis at the store yesterday and he mentioned…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (October/November 2017 Dunkilation)

The decrepit gymnasium, from the outside, made no indication that it was occupied or even usable. The man approached it cautiously, looking around not only to ensure he wasn’t being watched, but also to verify that he was at the right location. His large gray overcoat, worn as a sort of anonymizing disguise, complemented the…

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DTB’s Top 100 Dunks of the 2016-17 NBA Season (2016-17 Season Dunkilation)

As Jennifer ran towards him after his successful dunk, Nick’s mind was a blur, and most of the myriad thoughts racing through his head were some variation on the idea that he had never, ever, in his entire life, kissed a girl. The nervous sickness that he had banished before the attempt had returned in…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Playoffs (2016-17 Playoff Dunkilation)

“Where’s Nick anyway?” Jake asked the assembled group of friends who were sitting in the bleachers, waiting for the pep rally to start. “It’s like he doesn’t even want to see the cheerleaders bounce around and do flips. That’s like the best part.” Jake lecherously eyed the perkily hopping cheer members, who were attempting to…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (April 2017 Dunkilation)

It was past midnight, and the park was quiet. Nick stood in front of the basketball hoop with a ball in his hands, but didn’t move. This was the first test. Had his months of hard work and strict adherence to the workout plan paid off? He would soon find out, and the thought made…

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