DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (April 2016 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK INTERLUDE I: SOME DUNKS, RANKED In our written history of the slam dunk, we have now arrived at the modern era of dunking. It would be rather pointless to expound in detail upon this era, as every possible reader will already have a thorough understanding of it. The explosion…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (March 2016 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK CHAPTER V: A REALLY REAL LIFE BASKETBALL DUNK [Rural Alabama, Summer 1929] “Cousin Billy, why don’t you play basketball with us?” Billy Kimball, age 17, looked up from his seated position on the porch and removed the well-chewed piece of straw from his mouth. “I ain’t no good at…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (February 2016 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK CHAPTER IV: DOUBTING NAISMITH Once mankind invented the ball, the proverbial snowball began to gather momentum when it came to the development of sports. Precursors to soccer, rugby, cricket, and volleyball all began to be played at various points in antiquity. Many of these newly conceived sports featured few…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (January 2016 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK CHAPTER III: A REAL LIFE DUNK Countless ages passed while proto-humans performed their accidental dunks. A modern NBA fan would find most of these dunks to be unsatisfactory, and most dunk scholars would agree with that sentiment. Simply put, none of those prehistoric dunks would ever make it into…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (December 2015 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK CHAPTER II: HOMO DUNKILIS After countless ages of struggle under the constricting yoke of sub-intelligence, a certain order of mammals known as the hominids developed a dim intelligence within the dark caverns of their skulls. The stage was set not only for the development of tools and the creation…

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DTB’s Best NBA Dunks of the Month (October/November 2015 Dunkilation)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUNK To understand how the modern dunk came to exist, we must first go back. Far, far back. Back before Dr. Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of his gymnasium, back even before the first human was pitted against another in a sporting contest. Before the dawn…

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