Setting the All-Star mood.
As you watch, consider that there is simply no denying that the dunk has evolved. It sounds like sacrilege, (or is sacrilege) but Julius Erving wouldn't make the finals of a modern dunk contest, which is a real measure of how the athletcism of NBA players has evolved.
Also, before you click play, close your eyes, think back, and ask yourself, if you made a top ten list of the greatest dunk contest dunks of all time, which dunk performance would be at the top? Michael Jordan? Dominique Wilkins? Spud Webb? Vince Carter? Isaiah Rider? Jason Richardson? Julius Erving? It was a tough call, but as someone who saw it in the flesh, I can't argue with the pick they made for this video: