Coach Mason here with Dr. Dish Basketball! I want to first say I appreciate all the love social media wise I have received about some of the dunks I've done in the past and even the ones I have done here at the Dish Lab. Dunking has evolved over the years as players are becoming more athletic at a younger age. It still remains the most exciting part of a basketball game for me and most others. Big-time dunks can be game changers and also can be career changers for players. It's an important part of the game and is something that most young players hope to be able to do.
I often have players message me about dunking and how to become more athletic. I also have players ask me when I started to dunk and what was my best dunk ever. I think most of the answers I have will surprise most because they fall between the lines of what a typical answer would be. For me, figuring out three things was key in not only dunking, but becoming the best player I could be.
The above picture is one of my personal favorite dunks because it came against a rival time and also happened in a packed gym. I can still remember the faces of my teammates and coaches after I threw the dunk down. After that dunk, the game was over because everyone in that gym knew the other teams confidence had been destroyed. I personally don't think this is my best dunk but it was definitely one of the better ones!