The days of women playing below the rim are prehistoric.
In the last 20 years we've seen a steady increase of women throwin' em down and it's safe to say we've got a lot more coming in the near future.
In 1994, the University of North Carolina legend Charlotte Smith was the second woman to dunk in a game. She threw down a one-handed dunk in a blowout against North Carolina A&T.
But who was the first? Lets recap some of the most iconic and notable dunks by women of all time and celebrate the fact that we will never need to lower these rims.
That's right folks, I bet many of you didn't know this one. Back in 1984, six-foot-seven Georgeann Wells became the first woman to ever dunk in a college game. (And she did it with a men's ball). She played for the University of West Virginia.
Lisa Leslie: WNBA
Lisa Leslie made history when she threw this one down against the Miami Sol in 2003, becoming the first ever player to dunk in a WNBA game.
I can still remember where I was in 2004 when Candace Parker won the McDonald's All American Slam Dunk Contest beating out ALL THE BOYS. She became the first ever woman to win a major slam dunk contest.The image of her covering her face is forever etched in my mind.
She would go on to become the first to dunk in the NCAA tournament during her time at Tennessee. In 2008, Parker threw down this one handed dunk to become the second WNBA player to ever dunk in a game.
Sylvia Fowles: LSU
In 2007, Fowles became the sixth woman to ever dunk in a game on this breakaway steal.
Brittney Griner: High School
A name that has completely changed the game. Thanks to Griner, we've almost become accustomed to her ability to play above the rim. In 2009, Griner became the first ever female to dunk twice in a high school game.
Brittney Griner: College
Flashback to 2010, Griner dunked twice with her Baylor squad in a dominating win over Texas State. During her college career, Griner dunked as many as three times in one game.
Sylvia Fowles: Europe
She's done it in college, she's done it in the pros and in countless All-Star games. Check out this clip many of not seen of Fowles from a 2011 Turkish All-Star game.
Before she took home four national championships and every WNBA honor under the sun, Breanna Stewart was doing this in a 2012 McDonald's All American dunk contest.
Brittney Griner… again: WNBA
Brittney Griner's professional career has consisted of countless dunks, far too many to count to be honest. Griner is the third WNBA player to dunk in a game, and in her professional debut, became the first to have done so twice in one game.
Sedona Prince and Olivia Nelson-Ododa
The next generation of ballers have become too accustomed to dunking, they're just casually doing it in layup lines. Check out this clip of freshmen Sedona Prince (Texas) and Olivia Nelson-Ododa (UConn) warming up this past summer in Mexico at the U18 FIBA Americas Championships.
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If you haven't seen this yet, it's safe to say you live under a rock. The 6-foot-1 Stanford signee broke the basketball internet earlier this week with this one-handed dunk. (I still attest to the fact that that is one of the fastest timeouts I have ever seen called.)
But make no mistake about it, this is just another day in the office for Belibi, who has been doing this for years.