Instagram Artists Illustrate That Slam Dunks Are Poetry in Motion for NBA TV

Re-creating some of All Star Weekend's greatest moments

Dwight Howard is being depicted as Superman, referencing his 2008 dunk.
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Dunking is an art form, and Turner Sports commissioned 10 Instagram illustrators to immortalize some of the most iconic dunks in National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend history.

NBA TV is running Dunk-a-Thon programming throughout Thursday in advance of this year’s All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, and the aforementioned artists will re-create moments such as Dwight Howard’s Superman dunk, Michael Jordan taking off from the free-throw line and Aaron Gordon’s memorable slam from last year’s contest.

The artwork can be found on NBA TV’s Instagram account, with the hashtag #artofthedunk, as well as on the network’s Facebook page.

Participating artists are:

Image courtesy of Butcher Billy, @thebutcherbilly, via Instagram David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: February 16, 2017 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT