As we slowly fade into the heart of summer, us basketball fans can’t help but feel a sense of emptiness. With the NBA season finished, it’s time to reflect. Yesterday we brought you a video gallery of the year’s best buzzer-beaters, and today we salute all the high-flyers. In a league played above the rim, these 50 dunks stood out to us as the most extraordinary, gravity-defying dunks of the past nine months. It wasn’t easy to narrow a seemingly infinite selection to only 50, but we think we’ve done a pretty decent job. If you disagree with some of the rankings (which you will), feel free to stop by the comments section… Enjoy these clips, because it’ll be a while until next season, with or without a lockout.