NBA 2K21: Best Dunkers in MyLEAGUE - Zion Williamson, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis & more

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NBA 2K21 has been out for a few days now, and it's safe to say that fans are enjoying 2K Sports latest offering.

Getting to grips with new ratings can be tough, well thankfully, we have you covered!

Here are the best dunkers in the new title!

Standing or Driving?

If you're new to the 2K world - or if you've never really delved too deep - you might not be aware that there isn't just one dunk rating for each player.

Dunking is broke down into two sub categories, standing dunk and driving dunk.

It's the big men - mainly centres - who dominate the standing department, whilst those big, powerful runners are the driving dunk specialists!

Best Standing Dunkers in NBA 2K21

Here is the list of the highest-rated standing dunkers in NBA 2K21!

Blake Griffin - OVR 98

Blake Griffin Dunking
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He may have had a torrid year with injuries, but the 6'10" Detroit man is absolutely lethal when he's under the basket!

He's one of the smaller men in this list, but no-one dunks the ball quite like Blake. He was up with the best-rated on NBA 2K20 and, despite those injury woes, he fully warrants his place there in NBA 2K21.

We can't wait to see him back out on the court next season!

DeAndre Jordan - OVR 97

DeAndre Jordan Dunking 2K21
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The Brooklyn Nets could be a serious contender next season once Kyrie and KD return from injury, and with DeAndre Jordan throwing them down, they are a scary prospect!

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The Nets centre is only an 80 OVR in the new title, but with a 97-rated dunk, he'll be a great man to run in that second five.

Anthony Davis - OVR 95

Anthony Davis Dunking 2K21
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The third highest-rated standing dunker in NBA 2K21 is none other than NBA 2K20 cover star, Anthony Davis.


AD has formed quite the partnership with LeBron during his short stint in LA so far and given that they are one of the highest rated sides in 2K21, we imagine many of you will be throwing a whole load of dunks down with The Brow this year!

All the best standing dunkers!

Player Team Rating
Blake GriffinDetroit Pistons98
DeAndre JordanBrooklyn Nets97
Anthony DavisLos Angeles Lakers95
Karl-Anthony TownsMinnesota Timberwolves95
Rudy GobertUtah Jazz95
Zion WilliamsonNew Orleans Pelicans95
John CollinsAtalanta Hawks95
Andre DrummondCleveland Cavaliers95
Clint CapelaAtalanta Hawks95
DeMarcus CousinsFree Agent95
Aaron GordonOrlando Magic95
JaVale McGeeLos Angeles Lakers95
Boban MarjanovicDallas Mavericks95

Best Driving Dunkers in NBA 2K21

Now for the fun part. These are the guys who are going to get you saving highlights all year long.

Zion Williamson - OVR 97

Zion Williamson Dunking 2K21
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Who else but Zion!

Injuries to the highly-rated youngster meant that we only got glimpses of what his NBA future holds, but man are the signs promising!

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His 97-rated driving dunk is comfortably the best in 2K21 and, with a 95-rated standing dunk, you're going to be throwing down those hammers all year long!

Zach LaVine - OVR 95

Zach LaVine Dunking 2K21
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As long as Zach LaVine plays basketball, he's always going to be near the top of these ratings!

The Bulls main man is a freak when it comes to throwing down those highlight reel dunks. It's no surprise he's a two-time dunk contest winner!

We don't imagine many people will run with the Bulls this year but, if you do, get LaVine on the drive!

Aaron Gordon - OVR 95

Aaron Gordon Dunking NBA 2K21
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It's one of life's great mysteries. How has Aaron Gordon not won the NBA dunk contest?

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The Orlando Magic power forward narrowly missed out in the 2020 competition after a thrilling battle with Derrick Jones Jr (94 OVR). Will 2021 finally be his year?

One thing that is for sure, he'll be throwing down hammers on NBA 2K21 all year long.


All the best driving dunkers!

Here is the full list of all the top-rated driving dunkers on NBA 2K21.

Player Team Rating
Zion WilliamsonNew Orleans Pelicans97
Zach LaVineChicago Bulls95
Aaron GordonOrlando Magic95
Andrew WigginsGolden State Warriors94
Derrick Jones Jr.Miami Heat94
Ja MorantMemphis Grizzlies93
John CollinsAtalanta Hawks93
Donovan MitchellUtah Jazz92
Gerald GreenFree Agent92
LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers91
Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks91
Miles BridgesCharlotte Hornets91
Blake GriffinDetroit Pistons90
Glenn Robinson IIIPhiladelphia 76ers90

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