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WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Heat forward Derrick Jones bags the Slam Dunk crown while Kings guard Buddy Hield emerges as Three-Point king

INSANE. Derrick Jones Jr soars and finishes through the legs in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

LOOK: Elbow dunk over Shaq wins Diallo Slam Dunk title

Feb 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Thunder rookie jumps over the 7-foot-1 NBA legend and throws down a slam popularized by dunk great Vince Carter

CHAMP. Oklahoma City Thunder's Hamidou Diallo beats out New York Knicks' Dennis Smith Jr for the crown. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

No memo will stop Arwind from doing Spider-Man dunk

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

'Kapag may chance, gagawin ko pa rin,' says a defiant Arwind Santos

DEFIANCE. Arwind Santos continues to not hold back in every chance he gets to do his 'Spider-man dunk'. Photo by PBA Images

PH's David Carlos nabs bronze in 3x3 World Cup slam dunk contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Ukraine's Dmytro 'Smoove' Krivenko takes home the gold medal for his second world title

WATCH: Rey Guevarra windmills his way to 4th Slam Dunk title

May 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

It took 3 rounds in the finals before the Phoenix forward defeated Blackwater's Renz Palma

RIM-RATTLER. Rey Guevarra takes home his 4th Slam Dunk title in 5 years. Photo by PBA Images

Beginner's guide: 10 anime series to get you started

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Anime isn't just for kids. In fact, there's a whole realm of possibilities available to budding anime watchers.

LOOK: Mitchell bests Nance Jr in 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Donovan Mitchell was called up to join the competition just two weeks ago

SLAM DUNK KING. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell is this year's NBA Slam Dunk Champion. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

LOOK: 5 best plays in the NBA today

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Ben Simmons trip-dubs, Brandon Ingram gets last laugh with game-winner as the young guns dominate today's NBA games

YOUNG GUNS. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers is part of the young guns strutting their wares in the NBA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

CESAFI slam dunk king Gastador continues family's hoops legacy

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Basketball is in his blood, but it wasn't until late in his childhood that the USJR Jaguars' star made his move on the court

FLYING HIGH. Juan Miguel Gastador wowed fans and judges with his 360 dunk which earned him a perfect 50 point score. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Puerto unsure of defending Slam Dunk title in CESAFI All-Stars

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:08 PM

King Garciano 'Garrexx' Puerto Jr's sprained ankle might hinder the him from bagging another Slam Dunk title

SLAM DUNK TITLE. Puerto aims to go back-to-back in the CESAFI All Stars. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

WATCH: Jebb Bulawan shows off powerful dunks at NBA 3X Philippines

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Jebb Bulawan is the 2017 NBA 3X Slam Dunk champion

WATCH: Kobe Paras practices his dunk at Gilas training

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

One of the Philippines best dunkers puts on a bit of a show at Gilas practice

DUNK PRACTICE. Kobe Paras is not neglecting his dunk practices. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Klay Thompson falls after missing 360 dunk in China

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:28 AM

Luckily for Thompson he has two championship rings to make himself feel better

DUNK FAIL. Klay Thompson tried to give Chinese fans a dunk to remember, but left them with a blooper they won't forget. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kobe Paras falls short in FIBA 3x3 Dunk contest qualifier

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:29 AM

Kobe Paras pulls off two thunderous dunks but doesn t advance to the final 4

DUNK PRINCE. Kobe Paras fails to advance to the semifinals after graduating from the FIBA 3x3 Under-18 tournament. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Kobe Paras FIBA dunk highlights compilation

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:09 AM

Here are some of Kobe Paras jaw dropping dunks in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup tournament over the years

REMINISCING. FIBA hasn't forgotten the 2013 and 2015 FIBA 3x3 dunk champ Kobe Paras, releasing a video of his highlights. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: The best dunks of NBA Finals Game 1

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Kevin Durant puts on a dunk fest including a coast to coast slam as he sets a personal best 6 dunks in first half of the NBA Finals Game 1

HANG TIME. Game 1 of the NBA Finals could have been mistaken for a slam dunk competition. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Tony Mitchell breaks rim with powerful dunk

May 06, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Mitchell s and one dunk on Saturday May 6 in Batangas City was strong enough for the hoop to give way

POWERFUL JAM. Tony Mitchell's dunk is so strong the basket gives way. File Photo from PBA Images

As Jamito's sidestep dunk goes international, Narvasa unimpressed

May 03, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The PBA commissioner warns Jammer Jamito may no longer be included in future slam dunk contests

NOT IMPRESSED. Commissioner Chito Narvasa is not impressed by Jammer Jamito's sidestep dunk. File Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Jammer Jamito brings the funny with Japeth side step dunk

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Jammer Jamito trolls fans by side stepping his Ginebra teammate for a dunk at the PBA Slam Dunk Contest

BRING THE FUNNY. Jammer Jamito brought the laughs to the PBA Dunk Contest with his troll move. Photo from Jamito's Facebook

Chris Newsome performs juggle act to win PBA Dunk Contest

Apr 28, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Newsome throws down one of the most innovative dunks you ll ever see in Lucena City

NEW CHAMPION. Chris Newsome shows off his juggling and dunking skills to unseat Rey Guevarra as Dunk champion. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Aaron Gordon jumps out of his shoe for alley-oop dunk

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The high flying Magic forward literally jumps out of his shoe to catch an off the backboard pass and throw it down

MAGIC DUNKER. No shoes, no problem as Aaron Gordon throws down the alley-oop. Screenshot from YouTube

VIRAL: Ketika lagu Sheila on 7 jadi soundtrack anime

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Slam Dunk on 7: Apa jadinya kalau lagu Sheila on 7 Melompat Lebih Tinggi menjadi soundtrack anime Slam Dunk ?

SLAM DUNK. Masih ingat Hanamichi Sakuragi dari SMA Shohoku? Foto dari toei-animation.com

IN PHOTOS: PMA Class '17 Recognition Day and Dunking Ceremony

Mar 11, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The class sets itself apart for having 8 women in the Top 10 including valedictorian Rovi Martinez

Dunking ceremony on March 2017 at the PMA

WATCH: Aguilar posterizes Fajardo in Game 2 of PH Cup Finals

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Japeth Aguilar slams it home hard against the defense of June Mar Fajardo

POSTERIZED. Japeth Aguilar puts June Mar Fajardo on a poster in Game 2 of the finals. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Dwyane Wade can still soar sky high, posterizes Len

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Wade may be 35 years old but he just put Alex Len on a timeless poster

RAGING BULL. Rumors of D-Wade's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Glenn Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest

Feb 19, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Robinson s perfect 50 on the winning dunk gave him a two dunk total of 94 in the finals

Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers poses with the Verizon Slam Dunk Champion trophy after winning the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Arwind Santos puts both feet on backboard for monster dunk

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Spiderman puts sneakers to glass for the two handed dunk in Game 2 against TNT KaTropa

SPIDER SENSES. Arwind Santos can still jump out of the arena for big dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Kobe Paras throws it down in Creighton rout of Longwood

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Paras makes the one handed dunk on the drive in the second half to extend the Bluejays comfortable lead to 91 41

DUNK. Kobe Paras gets the one-handed dunk to go vs Longwood. File photo from Creighton Basketball Twitter/@BluejayMBB

East tops West, UC's Puerto bags Slam Dunk title in CESAFI All-Stars

Oct 03, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Garciano Puerto Jr is the new Slam Dunk king rookie Tristan Ray Albina reigns in the 3 point shootout and the East teams lord over the West once again in the CESAFI All Star Game

WATCH: La Salle's Mbala puts on dunking exhibition against Ateneo

Oct 02, 2016 - 10:54 PM

The DLSU big man s dominant performance includes a highlight which looked almost LeBron James like

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

WATCH: Chris Newsome with back-to-back vicious dunks on TNT

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Chris Newsome flies high for two highlight jams

NEWSOME JAMS. Chris Newsome (C) completes two memorable dunks against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar turns Manila Clasico into dunk contest

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra s comeback win over Star is highlighted by some heavy duty dunks from Japeth Aguilar

ROCK THE RIM. Japeth Aguilar set the crowd on fire with his rim-rattling dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

West dominates East in NCAA All-Star Game; Haruna wins dunk crown

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:36 PM

AC Soberano Team JRU and Darell Menina shine during the All Star festivities

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Chris Newsome pays tribute to Manny Pacquiao in PBA dunk contest

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Newsome dons boxing trunks and gloves for a Pacquiao inspired dunk

7704 - Meralco (11) Chris Newsome

WATCH: Rey Guevarra retains PBA Slam Dunk crown

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Guevarra outlasts his Meralco teammate Chris Newsome to retain the Slam Dunk crown

SHOCKER. Meralco Bolts' Rey Guevarra is the PBA's top dunker for the second straight year. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

WATCH: Andray Blatche starts game off with thunderous dunk

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The naturalized Gilas big man starts off the game against France in explosive fashion

Andray Blatche got the game started in explosive fashion.

WATCH: LeBron James throws down reverse dunk in Game 2

May 20, 2016 - 9:59 AM

LeBron James sends a statement in the first half with a monstrous two hand reverse dunk

AIR UP THERE. LeBron James reverted to an old favorite with a reverse two-hand slam. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Player attempts dunk over pancake man, fails in epic fashion

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:27 PM

The Pancake Man goes down for the count after Craig Sword fails to clear the massive breakfast favorite

SYRUP SPLASH. Craig Sword's dunk didn't play out the way he had envisioned it. Screenshot from video

LeBron James is addicted to 'insane' reverse dunks

Mar 25, 2016 - 1:10 PM

LeBron James has acquired a taste for reverse slams in recent games

SLAM CITY. LeBron James is all about reverse slams these days. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Ricci Rivero breakaway dunk during SLAM Rising Stars Classic

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The former La Salle Greenhills standout was left wide open during a fastbreak play in the high school all star game and what came next was predictable

WATCH: Comparing the 2016 and 1988 NBA Dunk Contests

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:42 AM

The duel between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon harkens back to the night Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins threw down for the title of league s best dunker

DUNK CHAMP. Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine went above and beyond to defend his Dunk Contest title. File photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

WATCH: LaVine wins thrilling All-Star Slam Dunk contest

Feb 14, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Zach LaVine earns his fifth maximum score of 50 on the night with a through the legs dunk from just within the free throw line to seal the win

DUNK CHAMP. Minnesota Timberwolves player Zach LaVine goes in for a dunk during the Slam Dunk Contest. This is the first time the NBA All-Star game has been held outside the United States. Photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

WATCH: Russell Westbrook violently dunks against New Orleans

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:54 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder are entering the NBA All Star break on a high note

WATCH: Dwyane Wade shows he still has hops with highlight dunk

Feb 06, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The 34 year old Miami Heat superstar proved he can still leap out of the building during his team’s game against the Charlotte Hornets

Golden State’s Splash Brothers headline NBA 3-Point Shootout

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:07 PM

The NBA also announces the rest of the participants for All Star Saturday Night

WATCH: Lance Stephenson throws down a vicious slam over Julius Randle

Jan 30, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Watch as Lance Stephenson leaps from a few feet away and dunks over Lakers big man Julius Randle

VICIOUS SLAM. Lance Stephenson with the huge slam over Julius Randle. Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson rises for highlight stuff

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Clarkson finishes the game with 14 points and 5 rebounds

WATCH: Steph Curry throws down left-handed dunk against Chicago

Jan 21, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Curry gets to the rim with some fancy ball handling and leaves a highlight dunk

WATCH: Vince Carter can still get up and dunk

Dec 28, 2015 - 2:26 PM

None of the Los Angeles Lakers get up to challenge him at the rim