Every year basketball fans get pumped for the NBA All-Star Game. Some might even argue that the Slam Dunk Contest is the highlight of the weekend. Since 1976, players have been dunking over cars, backwards and defying gravity as they take it to the rim. From Michael Jordan to Blake Griffin, check out some of the most entertaining dunks from All-Star Weekends past in the video above.
The 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest takes place Saturday, Feb. 15 in New Orleans, La. The Indiana Pacers' Paul George, Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross, Washington Wizards' John Wall, Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes, Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore will all go head to head