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How much do you know about basketball’s slam dunks? Take the quiz.

University of Florida forward Casey Prather (24) shouts as he scores on a dunk in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP)

Little could basketball inventor James Naismith envision that the dunk shot would become one of the sport’s most exciting plays. Take this 16-question quiz to gauge your knowledge of the dunk.

- Ross AtkinStaff writer

1. Which player is viewed as a pioneer in regularly dunking during games?

Bob Kurland, a seven-foot All-America college player during the 1940s, was perhaps the first player known to regularly use dunk shots, which some viewed as showboating, during games. Kurland played for national championship teams at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) in 1945 and 1946.

Bob Kurland, a seven-foot All-America college player during the 1940s, was perhaps the first player known to regularly use dunk shots, which some viewed as showboating, during games. Kurland played for national championship teams at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) in 1945 and 1946.

Bob Kurland, a seven-foot All-America college player during the 1940s, was perhaps the first player known to regularly use dunk shots, which some viewed as showboating, during games. Kurland played for national championship teams at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) in 1945 and 1946.

Bob Kurland, a seven-foot All-America college player during the 1940s, was perhaps the first player known to regularly use dunk shots, which some viewed as showboating, during games. Kurland played for national championship teams at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) in 1945 and 1946.

George Mikan

 

Bill Russell

 

Oscar Robertson

 

Bob Kurland

 
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