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Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever (Results: PAGE 5)

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Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever (pick 3)

Vince Carter
132
35%
Tracy McGrady
72
19%
Antonio Davis
4
1%
Keon Clark
25
7%
Chris Bosh
6
2%
Andrea Bargnani
9
2%
Jamario Moon
25
7%
Sonny Weems
5
1%
Demar Derozan
17
5%
Terrence Ross
78
21%
 
Total votes: 373

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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#31 » by The_Toro » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:41 pm

Vince

there should be no poll

Best Dunker in NBA History, therefor Best Dunker in Raptor history
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#32 » by AfricanSensation » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:45 pm

Guy Smiley wrote:I'm surprised VC, Tmac and Keon aren't running away with this poll.


This thread needs an age limit, apparently some posters in here started watching BBall in 2008. They should just go to youtube and search for TMAC highlights then come back. I can believe that people have not seen enough Keon Clark plays or highlights but TMAC? Really?
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#33 » by pkiskool » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:59 pm

AfricanSensation wrote:
Guy Smiley wrote:I'm surprised VC, Tmac and Keon aren't running away with this poll.


This thread needs an age limit, apparently some posters in here started watching BBall in 2008. They should just go to youtube and search for TMAC highlights then come back. I can believe that people have not seen enough Keon Clark plays or highlights but TMAC? Really?

Well, those three are almost running away with it... Ross just gets some 'homer' votes I think.
I'd be VC, Tmac, Keon then Ross.

I think the poll needs to be more specific: "What is the best dunk in Raptors history."
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#34 » by Beatbox » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:04 pm

VC, T-Mac, Keon Clark. Hands down.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#35 » by Double Helix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:13 pm

FTW wrote:
Double Helix wrote:1) Vince

2) T-Mac

3) Ross - More fluid than DD in the air.

4) Derozan (mostly off of dunk comp stuff like "showtstopper"

5) Weems

6) Moon - He jumped over players/refs but when we had him he was a bit older

7) Clark - His cram on Bradley was nasty

8) Pops

9) Ed

10) Amir

Errrr.....no Bosh? Bosh had some absolutely filthy throwdowns in his time.


I think his best dunk ever (Bosh) was the two step take off over Theo but beyond that I don't remember a ton of amazing Bosh dunks. His leaping ability, as evidenced by his combine results, wasn't terribly impressive. Bosh was more of a speed guy with moderate athleticism than a guy that relied heavily on jumping over guys. He moved quicker than most but didn't necessarily jump better than most.

And I tend to favor dunkers who add a bit of flavor to their dunks (guys that are capable of reverses, windmills, nice alley-oops, etc) and get up high over big guys. Ed and Amir get up pretty high though for big guys which is why I have them in the top 10. Amir Johnson's two-foot takeoff, two-handed dunk from just outside the circle about 10 games back was absolutely filthy and he did it in traffic too.

Ross has had some unbelievable in game dunks despite only being with us for less than half a season. The dunk that was called off showcased ridiculous explosiveness and his offensive rebound dunk against Portland last week was one of the better in game dunks of this year, IMO (especially when you see it in slow motion from the baseline angle). He's honestly had some really good ones this year.

The only reason I have DD so high is because he has had some impressive ones in dunk contests over the years. His in-game dunks could be better given what he's capable of in dunk contests. He has had some nice alley-oops over the years though.

PS - We may not be spoiled as far as winning goes but we have been pretty spoiled as far as dunkers/athleticism go. Any team with only a 17 year history that has athletes like Derozan, Weems and Moon 4th, 5th or 6th has had its fair share of dunkers. And obviously VC spoiled us so badly that almost everybody else seems boring by comparison.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#36 » by pkiskool » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:40 pm

So who thinks we need to retire VC's jersey here?
I do.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#37 » by ahson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:59 pm

This is a no brainer. Vince Carter is the best Raptors or maybe the best-5 NBA dunker ever.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#38 » by SharoneWright » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:09 pm

Carlos Rogers definitely belongs in the top 10...

Reggie Slater also deserves a mention as a pretty exciting power dunker back in the day...
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#39 » by cookieman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Reggie Slater deserves at least an honorable mention.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#40 » by cookieman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:18 pm

SharoneWright wrote:Carlos Rogers definitely belongs in the top 10...

Reggie Slater also deserves a mention as a pretty exciting power dunker back in the day...


hah you beat me to it - got too busy searching youtube for video evidence of his awesomeness - came up empty.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#41 » by SharoneWright » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:23 pm

^
LOL... Ya, very little video proof of either Rogers or Slater on the youtube. :( oh well...
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#42 » by mirrornick » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:09 pm

1) Vince Carter
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#43 » by Birth of the Cool » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm

1- Michael Curry

2- who cares

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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#44 » by roundhead0 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:14 pm

I wish there was better video of that Keon Clark dunk. One of my favourite plays of all time.
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Post#45 » by YoungD23 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 pm

Quincy Acy and Pops Mensah-Bonsu
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#46 » by lobosloboslobos » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:37 pm

VC is obvioulsy GOAT raptor dunker and probably GOAT dunker period. Fred Weis ftw.

Personally I chose Keon Clark and Ross as my other choices. I know TMac was amazing and he is a close 4th but some of Ross' dunks have been absolutely thrilling. Power, hops, creativity, grace, skill - he's shown as much as any raptor not named VC imo.

Someone call up the Raptors and get some Keon Clark footage put online...

EDIT: hey I found some.



honestly the slo-mo almost takes away the best part of his dunks though which was their vicious suddenness...
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#47 » by roundhead0 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Did Fred Jones have any great dunks in his stint with the Raps? He was a Slam Dunk contest winner after all.
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#48 » by TheFreshPrince » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:54 pm

In-game

1) VC
2) T-Mac
3) T-Ross

Contest

1) VC
2) T-Mac
3) DD
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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#49 » by Scase » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:11 pm

AfricanSensation wrote:
Guy Smiley wrote:I'm surprised VC, Tmac and Keon aren't running away with this poll.


This thread needs an age limit, apparently some posters in here started watching BBall in 2008. They should just go to youtube and search for TMAC highlights then come back. I can believe that people have not seen enough Keon Clark plays or highlights but TMAC? Really?

I'm 30 and have been watching the team since it's inception yet I still am picking Ross over T-mac. Ross' dunks are vince-esque, T-mac had some sick ones but most were two hand putbacks and what not. Ross' are finesse.

For instance.

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Re: Poll: Rank the Best Raptors Dunkers Ever 

Post#50 » by Yuri Vaultin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:59 pm

I went with VC, Clark and Moon.
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