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The Five Best and Worst Dunk Contests

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The 2012 Dunk Contest is coming up in Orlando on Saturday night, and while it turns out that Jeremy Lin's couch won't be involved this weekend, it still gives us an excuse to look back and relive great dunk contests from year's past. That may be the only thing that's keeping the dunk contest alive, actually.

Even if the contests of today are predictable and contrived and corporate and mostly just depressing, they still give us an excuse to remember the Glory Days. To that end, NBATV will be re-running Dunk Contests all day Thursday, so just for the hell of it, we'll get in on the act. First, five of the best dunk contests of all time, and then five of the absolute worst.

Without further ado...

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