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Dunk HQ: Countdown of the best slams of 2018-19

LeMont Calloway, NBA.com

Nov 13, 2018 9:30 AM ET

Zach LaVine is turning the open court into his own personal playground.

(Nov. 13) -- At this rate, Zach LaVine is going to own all of the Dunk HQ real estate by next week.

For the second time in as many days, the Bulls' showstopper turns it up in the open court. On this go-round, LaVine again flies into the Top 5 with an effortless-looking windmill reminiscent of his free-throw line jam from the 2016 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.

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1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans | Oct. 26 vs. Nets

Just as Nets big man Jarrett Allen was letting us know that he's here, Anthony Davis reminds us that he's been doing this highlight thing for a while now. This thunderous poster also gives us the opportunity to introduce the Dunk HQ's "DJ Crew". The "Don't Jump Crew" is an exclusive club made up of players, like Davis, that defenders should avoid jumping with at all costs, lest something like this Brow Bomb should occur.

 

 

2. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls | Nov. 10 vs. Cavs

Does it look like a torn ACL had any long-term effects on LaVine? It sure looks like he still has the bounce.

 

 

3. Derrick Jones, Jr., Miami Heat | Oct. 20 vs. Hornets

If you're an "NBA 2K19" gamer, you're probably familiar with the trampolines in the cages. We could be wrong, but we don't think American Airlines Arena has any of those built into their floor. Not that Derrick Jones, Jr. needs one or anything like that.

 

 

4. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers | Oct. 18 vs. Blazers

LeBron's Lakers debut had everyone on the edge of their seats. The energy was uncontainable during a string of dunks in the opening moments. If the "DJ Crew" ever constructed a statue for one of its members, it'd be hard to argue against LeBron's famous wind-up slam.

 

 

5. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls | Nov. 12 vs. Mavs

The takeoff mark on this windmill may not mirror his out-of-this-world feat from 2016, but it's definitely nothing to brush off, either. Do yourselves a favor and watch this in slow-mo for a perfect representation of poetry in motion.

 

 

6. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz | Nov. 7 vs. Mavs
 

 

Looks like Mitchell needs to find some space on his man cave wall ...

 

 

7. Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets | Nov. 6 vs. Hawks
 

Flex on 'em, rook!

 

 

8. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers | Oct. 24 vs. Suns

This has to be what the Lakers are envisioning for their reinvention of "Showtime." The millennial version is clearly off and running the break.

 

 

9. Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers | Nov. 3 vs. Blazers

The Lake Show still may be figuring things out in L.A., but they've mastered how to make their presence felt in these parts. Brandon Ingram becomes the third Laker to crack the countdown, and it's highly probable that "Showtime" will produce more as the season rolls on.

 

 

10. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers | Oct. 24 vs. Spurs

By the looks of his immediate reaction, it's not clear if Davis Bertans knew what hit him.

 

Dropping out: De'Aaron FoxAllonzo TrierGiannis Antetokounmpo, James HardenAl-Farouq AminuDomantas Sabonis

 

 


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