Less than a month remains before the 2017-18 NBA regular season tips-off and if last season was any benchmark, this upcoming season is bound to be another record-breaking year offensively.
Last year, Russell Westbrook broke the record for most triple-doubles in a single season. The Houston Rockets broke the all-time record for three-pointers made in a single season. The offensive rating of the Golden State Warriors from the regular season was among the top 3 all-time.
Stingy, grimy hard-nosed defense is lost. The current style of play is an era of flashy assists, long three-pointers, and flashy dunks. Sticking to just what the title suggests, the dunks ranked here are graded based on just one factor - degree of difficulty. The degree of difficulty includes factors such as the defender in question and his defensive prowess.
#5 LeBron James on Jason Terry
In early 2013, the Miami Heat were playing near-flawless basketball.The team had gone on a franchise record 27-game win streak, second-longest in NBA history. Against the Boston Celtics on March 18th at the TD Garden, they recorded win no. 23 of that streak.
This play came off of a steal and while the dunk was something to behold, the passing leading up to the alley-oop finish was no less.
Now, LeBron James has a history of performing some unbelievable dunks but this one makes the list because of its ferocity and thunderous nature. Even the crowd in Boston was left in awe. However, it checks in at No. 5 as Jason Terry (then 35 years old) was never known for possessing any shot blocking abilities.