Imagine that feeling when you score full marks on a test or exam! Exhilaration!
For the NBA’s highfliers, the joy of scoring 50 points for a dunk (full 10 marks from each of the five judges) is tenfold.
Over the years, a number of the sports top players, from Michael Jordan to Vince Carter and Zach Lavine have thrilled audiences and judges with some of the most outrageous dunks ever made.
And it’s not just two-handed hammers either; the variety in the dunks stands out with the style often accounting for the higher scores awarded by the judges.
Take a look at all the 50-point dunks from every Slam Dunk Contest until this year’s event below: