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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
THE MAG.COM PRESENTS: ALL WORLD POWER RANKINGS


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WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEST DUNKS BY DWIGHT HOWARD, THAT SIDELINE LOB AGAINST THE SPURS SLAMS IT HOME

Bear with us for a second: today in 1851, the first YMCA in North America opened. Last night, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic had 23 points, 22 boards and 6 blocks. It was his second straight 20-20-6 game; only three other dudes have ever done that. Linking statement 1 and statement 2 now, is there a guy you'd be more terrified to see hooping at your local YMCA on a lazy Saturday? LeBron? Kobe? We might be more scared of Superman. We're gonna try to rank his best dunks ever right now. If you want to see his favorite dunks by other people, here ya go.

TOP 5
RANK (YESTERDAY) WHAT WHY
1 (4) THE SIDELINE LOB VERSUS THE SPURS It happened in February 2007. Big deal: it won a game against a team that knows a lil' something about winning games, and seriously, did you watch the clip? The athletic ability required to make that happen is almost incomprehensible.
2 (6) THE ALL-STAR SUPERMAN DUNK This went down in a skills competition, which some might argue is less than legitimate. It was still absolutely filthy. When Kenny Smith says "Superman is in the building!" it's like listening to a kid on Christmas morning.
3 (7) POSTERIZATION OF ERICK DAMPIER This might be high at No. 3, but seriously, take a watch. Dampier is basically saying, "I have no idea what to do in this situation."
4 (9) POSTERIZATION OF CHRIS WEBBER A passing of the torch? C-Webb used to posterize a few people in his day. Go here and scroll to the 48-second mark. The announcer call is awesome: "Webber just took the last train to the coast! He wanted nothing to do with Dwight Howard!" Truth.
5 (11) EXTENSIVE REACH AGAINST THE CELTICS Go here and scroll to the 2:00 mark. You see how far back his arms are? Incredible. At the very end of the clip, look at Paul Pierce's face. Priceless.

HONORABLE MENTION
RANK (YESTERDAY) WHAT WHY
19 (180) DOMINATING THE KNICKS Go here and hit up the 58 second mark. (The background music is incredible, too.) How does he do this stuff? He's roughly five to six feet off the basket yet still jams it.
138 (1,651) POSTERIZING PRIMOZ BREZEC Fo' serious: who is on more posters, Brezec or Kobe? It might be a toss-up.

RISING AND FALLING
MOVEMENT WHAT
WHATEVER HE DOES VERSUS CLEVELAND (The manchild continues to make highlights.)
KOBE POSTERIZES DWIGHT (Ya gotta study at the foot of the master, we suppose.)
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