It’s hard to define what makes a dunk perfect. Creativity, power, height and hang time all come into play, but none are absolutely necessary. In that way, perfect dunks are like pornography, about which Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart once said, “I know it when I see it.”
On Saturday night, we saw a lot of perfect dunks from Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine, two of the most ridiculous young athletes in the NBA. Now, if you’ve got 52 minutes, you can see every perfect dunk ever thrown down in the history of the NBA’s dunk contest starting in 1984 with Julius Erving.
Watch the video above and you’ll see another thing that perfect dunks have in common with porn: It doesn’t matter if the person performing it is a star or a nobody, they’re damn fun to watch.