Top 5 Jason Richardson dunks from his impressive NBA career

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Mar 6, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) drives to the basket during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

In his time, Jason Richardson was one of the most epic dunkers in recent NBA history. Helping Michigan State to a national title in 2000 and then a Final Four in 2001, Richardson wasn’t as much of a ridiculous dunker, although he showed flashes, in college as he was in the league.

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The former Spartan just announced his retirement from the NBA on Wednesday night, much to the dismay of everyone who loved to watch him play the game. Although, he was getting into much more of the three-point shooting phase of his career, just like Vince Carter has.

After a long, successful career filled with a couple of NBA Dunk Contest crowns, a collegiate national championship and an All-NBA Rookie First-Team honor, Richardson is setting off into the sunset with the hopes of being with family and getting healthy, physically.

Sure, J-Rich is just 34 years old, so a retirement from the league is kind of sudden, but he put in 13 solid seasons in 14 years and he averaged a career 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while showing his devastating dunking prowess on multiple occasions.

The Saginaw-native has plenty of memories of throwing down over opponents, but there are definitely some that stick out above the rest.

In honor of the former Spartan star’s retirement, we will take a look at his top-five all-time dunks from his time in the NBA. Any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

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