The Best NBA Slam Dunk Photos Of 2012

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Amare Stoudemire
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 28: Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks dunks over Andris Biedrins #15 of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 28, 2011 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Dwight Howard
AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 2: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic dunks against Jonas Jerebko #33 of the Detroit Pistons during the game on January 2, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sam Dalembert
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 3: Samuel Dalembert #21 of the Houston Rockets dunks against Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Al Horford
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 03: Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks dunks the ball over Omer Asik #3 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 3, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 76-74. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 4: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers points while Blake Griffin #32 dunks during the game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on January 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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DeAndre Jordan
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 4: DeAndre Jordan #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a dunk against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on January 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Javale McGee
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: JaVale McGee #34 of the Washington Wizards dunks over Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks during the first half at Verizon Center on January 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Lebron James
NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 7: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes in for a dunk during the first half against the New Jersey Nets on January 7, 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Vince Carter
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 7: Vince Carter #25 of the Dallas Mavericks dunks against Emeka Okafor #50 of the New Orleans Hornets on January 7, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 7: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball against Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on January 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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DeMarcus Cousins
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 8: DeMacus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball against Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic during a game at Power Balance Pavilion on January 8, 2012 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Nene
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 09: Nene Hilario #31 of the Denver Nuggets dunks the ball on DaJuan Summers #22 of the New Orleans Hornets at the Pepsi Center on January 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Derrick Brown
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Derrick Brown #4 of the Charlotte Bobcats dunks against Amar'e Stoudemire #1 and Landry Fields #2 of the New York Knicks on January 9, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Derrick Rose
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 09: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a dunk against the Detroit Pistons at the United Center on January 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pistons 92-68. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Juan Patillo
RENO, NV - JANUARY 9: Juan Pattillo #32 of the Bakersfield Jam slam dunks the ball against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants during the 2012 NBA D-League Showcase on January 9, 2012 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Donte Green
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 10: Donte Greene #20 of the Sacramento Kings dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 10, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reverse dunks over Grant Hill #33 and Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on January 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 99-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Lebron James
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Anthony Mason
RENO - JANUARY 11: Anthony Mason #22 of the Sioux Falls Skyforce slam dunks the ball against the Texas Legends during the 2012 NBA D-League Showcase on January 11, 2012 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up to attempt a dunk against Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Andre Iguodala
PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 13: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers hangs from the rim after a dunk during the game against the Washington Wizards on January 13, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Derrick Rose
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 13: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics on January 13, 2012 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Andre Iguodala
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks against Nick Young #1 of the Washington Wizards during the game at the Verizon Center on January 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers rises for a dunk against Andrew Bynum #17 and Matt Barnes #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Trevor Booker
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Trevor Booker #35 of the Washington Wizards dunks against Samuel Dalembert #21 of the Houston Rockets during the game at the Verizon Center on January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kendrick Perkins
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 16: Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2012 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Udonis Haslem
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 17: Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat dunks over Tiago Splitter #22 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on January 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Kevin Durant
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against Nick Young #1 and Andray Blatche #7 of the Washington Wizards during the game at the Verizon Center on January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Javale McGee
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: JaVale McGee #34 of the Washington Wizards dunks against Nick Collison #4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game at the Verizon Center on January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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John Wall
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dunks against Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game at the Verizon Center on January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on January 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Tyler Hansbrough
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 18: Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the Indiana Pacers dunks the ball against the Sacramento Kings on January 18, 2012 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dwight Howard
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 17: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic dunks against the Charlotte Bobcats on January 17, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
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