View Poll Results: Who is/was the Pacers greatest slam-dunk artist?

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  • Paul George

    13 29.55%
  • Jonathan Bender

    1 2.27%
  • Kenny Williams

    3 6.82%
  • Terrence Stansbury

    4 9.09%
  • Darnell Hillman

    14 31.82%
  • Fred Jones (RamBo_Lamar)

    8 18.18%
  • Not Troy Murphy. (Brad8888)

    1 2.27%
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    Decent dunks, but none stand up over time, in my opinion. In fact, I'd say his winning performance would be a first round elimination in the modern-day dunk contest.
    You totally forget there were rules to the contest in those days, no outside help, one attempt only, a make is important (no score on a miss) 5 dunks, (one from below, one from each corner and two from the "sides" above the key.

    And you want to compare that with today? where "I missed 15 times but they gave it to me anyway" mini-me win the contest?

    Freak show is a better word.

    If you see where he is with his head (and no don't count his fro) and you will see he jumps as high as today, if not higher, there is no way to compare plainly, but I am pretty sure that someone who gave many a great player a defeat (he had to actually dunk several pre-contest rounds, they all did, it was not "invitation" like today) who all were interested in a large sum of money for those days, is better then you make it to be. I personally think you underestimate the achievement horribly.
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    Darnell Hillman....hands down!
    What? No votes for McRoberts?

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    So, glad you put Kenny Williams in this poll. Still have his jersey. He was an awful player but the man could jump forever. By far the worst player on the list, but man was amazing to watch throw it down. Always made me wish for more garbage time at the end of games. He was electric.

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    I don't want to disrespect Freddie by calling him a fat dude with poor athleticism and good luck.
    Poor athleticism and good luck? Not sure about that. If you discussed it in your video blogs then I missed it I guess.

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    James White

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    Who is/was the Pacers greatest slam-dunk artist?
    Based on games or practice? Bender was a 5 time practice All Star....
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    Here's Darnell Hillman's winning performance from the bizarre 1977 NBA Dunk Contest. It begins at about 6:42:



    Decent dunks, but none stand up over time, in my opinion. In fact, I'd say his winning performance would be a first round elimination in the modern-day dunk contest.
    Oh yeh, I can see why you guys would say that "Dr. Dunk" deserves this title more than George, Stansbury, Fred Jones, Dahntay Jones, McRoberts, and Jamaal Tinsley. Those dunks were phenomenal. Way ahead of their time.

    Sorry, didn't mean to be too much of a douche there, but Stansbury invented the statue-of-liberty 360, as well as other dunks. Fred Jones performed a bad-lob reaching 360, the likes of which had never been seen. If George does something that we've never seen before, that puts him in that same category. But Darnell Hillman's most impressive dunks were the last two: the double-clutch reverse dunks. I've seen Paul George do that in practice.

    I'd give him fourth best, below Paul, Stansbury, McRoberts, and Fred Jones. Just my opinion, though.
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    This is part 1




    part 2




    part 3




    part 4 about 7:16 minutes in they are talking about Hillman



    part 5 Talks more about the Indiana Pacers




    part 6


    ENJOY!











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    The documentary highlights the contributions the ABA made to the NBA, including the three-point field goal and the All-Star Game slam dunk contest. The feature is filled with never-before-seen ABA film of the Floridians Ballgirls, the 1975 All-Star game in San Antonio, Darnell Hillman's enormous and unequaled afro, the 1976 ABA All-Star game slam dunk contest (new angles!), and the New York Nets' wild comeback against the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the 1976 ABA Finals.

    If you want to see some NBA Hall-of-Famers playing in ABA arenas (using the ABA's "beach ball"!) look no further: the documentary has footage of Lew Alcindor and the Milwaukee Bucks playing the Kentucky Colonels (at Freedom Hall), Wes Unseld and the Baltimore Bullets playing the Floridians (at Miami Beach Convention Hall), and Willis Reed of the New York Knicks playing the Utah Stars (at the Salt Palace). Finally, if you're a fan of Dr. J you're in for a treat. HBO unearthed some rare and unusual clips of Dr. J in the ABA (both with the Squires and the Nets!).
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    Would you believe me if I told the one of the best in game dunks I've ever seen done by a Pacer was by Derrick Mckey?

    Kenny Williams is such a sad story, this guy had the athletic talent to be Scottie Pippen. He had the brain power to be David Harrison.

    I voted for Dr. Dunk because he certainly was an originator. However I think if I had to vote for the second best dunker I probably would go with Josh McRoberts. Paul is a fine dunker but I admit to liking more power in my dunks and Paul is more smooth. Nothing wrong with that it's just a personal style preferance.

    As for those who are saying Bender, how would we know? What sample size do we have here?


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    1, this thread is the first time I've ever seen someone call Fred Jones not athletic. That's crazy.

    2, I thought I was the only one who remembered Kenny Williams.

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    Stansbury, easily. Loved Darnell, but there were a lot of Dr. Dunks running around in the 70's.

    I'll say this though -- his afro was spectacular. In fact, I recall an old story about Darnell teaching Dr. J about how to properly do his.
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    This is part 1




    part 2




    part 3




    part 4 about 7:16 minutes in they are talking about Hillman



    part 5 Talks more about the Indiana Pacers




    part 6
    *SNIP*
    I have literally spent years looking for this on Youtube and found it there yesterday about an hour before you posted this.

    For anyone who has NEVER seen the documentary, this is a must-see. HBO really did a great job with it.
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