All-Star Saturday night is arguably the best night of the NBA All-Star Weekend. Sure, the Rising Stars Game is fun and the actual All-Star Game has everyone's favorite players on display, but the events on Saturday night often seem to steal the show.

And we have high hopes for this year's Saturday night festivities, particularly the Dunk Contest, which will include two rookies, Donovan Mitchell and Dennis Smith Jr., as well as Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr. 

As we count down the hours and minutes until All-Star Saturday night gets underway, it's only right that we treat ourselves to some of the best performances in Dunk Contest history.

In some instances it was just one particular dunk that stood out. In others, it was the entire performance as a whole, consisting of several jaw-dropping dunks, or the rare occasion when two competitors went back-and-forth trading jabs above the rim.

Scroll down for some of the best dunk contest performances in NBA history.