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Old 09-04-2014, 05:45 PM   #106
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:47 PM   #107
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To be able to touch the top of the backboard, someone is going to have to have elite Olympic level leaping ability. James White probably the only guy that would come close to doing it. This is the same guy that did the between the legs free throw line dunk. A dunk that Vince Carter wish he could do.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #108
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Well, I don't think that was his peak vertical either. Kids usually jump highest when younger.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #109
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those olympic high jumpers, wonder if they can

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #110
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

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To be able to touch the top of the backboard, someone is going to have to have elite Olympic level leaping ability. James White probably the only guy that would come close to doing it. This is the same guy that did the between the legs free throw line dunk. A dunk that Vince Carter wish he could do.

Wilt's standing reach was 9'10", so if he did have a 40+ vertical, he might have done it. He claims to have, for what it's worth.

The one video where he's blocking a shot and catches it on the way down in college anywhere between 12' and the top of the backboard off one step makes it look like he could have.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:44 PM   #111
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I have seen Wilt get higher then 12.5 just trying to block shots, Jabbar also..All you have to do is look at the head..Howard didn't even get his head to the rim.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:35 PM   #112
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Didint earl manigault do such feats? Im sure Yao can do it or any high flying 7 ftr.

3 pages to get a Goat reference. Said state of affairs at ISH in 2006, but not as sad as present day!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:15 AM   #113
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Bill Russell claimed he could grab a quarter off the top of the backboard LOL.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:17 AM   #114
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3 pages to get a Goat reference. Said state of affairs at ISH in 2006, but not as sad as present day!

But it's a playground legend.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:00 AM   #115
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To be able to touch the top of the backboard, someone is going to have to have elite Olympic level leaping ability. James White probably the only guy that would come close to doing it. This is the same guy that did the between the legs free throw line dunk. A dunk that Vince Carter wish he could do.

James White has tried and never done it. Read about it here.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...a-jumping-myth
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