10 Best Pistons Dunkers in 21st Century

I know this century is still in the infancy stage, but here’s my list of the 10 best Pistons dunkers NOT named Jason Maxiell  from 01 to 09.

I tried to base this list on specific dunks these players made as Pistons and not just what other fine slams they had with other teams. 

#10 

Mikki Moore- I remember Mikki throwing down the hammer a few times with Detroit.  Mikki always played with insatiable hunger.

#9

Ronald Dupree-  Ron didn’t get to shoot a lot, much less dunk. But the sole reason he made a decent career out of playing basketball was, without a doubt, his explosive hops.

Evidence- 

 

 

#8

Michael Curry- Curry had long arms which helped him emphatically slam it home, because after all, his vertical wasn’t much to write home about. But those lefty slams were sweet I’m not gonna lie.

#7

Antonio McDyess- Antonio had his fair share of thunderous put back slams during his run in Detroit.

#6

Carlos Delfino- Carlos only had a few nasty dunks that I can remember, but the one that stands out is the all out attack on Okafor.

#5

Ronald “Flip” Murray- Murray didn’t exactly flourish in Detroit, but he had a moment.

#4

Tayshaun Prince- Tay can do stuff like this.  Very unfair, and felonious, as Sheed would say.

#3

Ben Wallace- There were dozens and dozens of these.  Cherish them, because they’re all but extinct.

#2

Jerry Stackhouse-  Stack dunked quite often via the alley oop but also dunked over people with authority and attitude from the drive.

 

#1

Dunkin’ Darvin Ham- Each Darvin slam had a little extra in it than the normal monster slam. It was like Darvin had an axe to grind with the rim, the ball, and every single person in the arena. Darvin made rough love to the rim.  Nobody denies this.

Lots of flushes by the ‘Ham Slamwich’ in a Detroit uni, plus other Ham shenanigans (pretty neat vid)

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  • Corey

    It’s pretty rad that Darvin has his own dunktape mix on youtube.

  • http://nbakays.wordpress.com NBA Kays

    Oh man, I remember watching that Flip Murray throwdown live. Crazy!

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  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com brgulker

    Lest we forget, Flip always flourished when Billups was injured … he was a guy who got better with more minutes.

    And did you see that Lindsey Hunter spin move? That may have been the nicest move he ever made — and he missed the shot!

  • toasterhands

    Yeah, that was never really Lindsey’s strong suit.

  • http://need4sheed.com Junkman

    Wait, where is Maxiell? He just made number 4 on a LEAGUE list from the last 10 years.

  • http://need4sheed.com Junkman

    I remember getting to the arena late for the game where Ben Wallace got the above dunk. As I’m getting into the arena, I’m practically running through the corridors to get my seat. There is a tv showing the action, and that Ben Wallace putback is the very first thing I see. Talk about getting pumped for the rest of the game! I’m not even at my seat yet.
    The Pistons came back and won this game, my friends, playing very cooly and strategically, hitting daggers at all the right moments.

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    junkman,

    See opening sentence.

    If I would have included Maxiell, he would have been #2 on my list just after Ham.

  • Joe

    Come on… you can’t make a dunk list without Jason Maxiell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDVgk6yKfJ4 I rest my case.

    Also, what about Mo Evans? It was a short stint with the Pistons, but the guy had mad hops.

  • http://www.electricnappyland.com Chris Northcross

    Didn’t see Grant Hill’s name on the list anywhere. At his prime he definitely threw them down with authority.

    Ditto for Darryl Dawkins. Didn’t have his best game going as a ‘ston but in terms of dunkers, there are few that were his equal.

    honorable mentions:
    Orlando Woolridge
    Theo Ratliff
    Terry Tyler
    and
    Amir Johnson

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    Chris,

    21st century- 01-current

    Grant’s last season in Detroit was 99-00.

    If I had included him, I’d put him at #5.

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    Joe,

    First sentence.

    You got a point with Mo though, definitely forgot about him, probably put him at #4 or #5.

    Good catch.