Video: NBA Dunks of the 1960s

Often blinded by the athleticism of the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and the current crop of stars, many NBA fans will fail to realise that earlier eras of the National Basketball Association were stacked with athletic talent and razzamatazz too. 

As you’ll see in this highlights video, the 1960s had its fair share of flashy passes and high-flying dunks. There are too many stars to name in this well-created “mix tape”, but look out for Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed, Walt Bellamy, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes and Nate Thurmond, amongst others.