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Old 10-21-2012, 01:47 AM   #31
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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Peak athletic Shaq probably had a 36-37" vert. So add that to whatever his standing reach is.


I think it was 9'4", so 12'4"-12'5".
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:07 AM   #32
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

james white trying to touch the top of the backboard at 13'
i thought he was 3-4 inches away so 12'8"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTzC2M34cY
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #33
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Nothing to do with this thread really, but how high does Marbury get on this oop?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorxadf04rM
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #34
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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Nothing to do with this thread really, but how high does Marbury get on this oop?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorxadf04rM

yea man. a few more inches and Marbury could dunk his own head in.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:55 AM   #35
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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Nothing to do with this thread really, but how high does Marbury get on this oop?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorxadf04rM


Gotta be a foot and a half over the rim easily.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #36
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

No mention of McGee? Dude has like a 7'9 wingspan while being 7'. Add that to his freak athleticism and certainly he has a chance at getting higher than prime Shaq.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:25 AM   #37
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Wilt reached higher without even a running start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EpVZS26BUs

At the age of 36 also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotat...&v=GhXzPvmCfVI
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #38
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Get the hell out of here man. That's not even close to what the others are doing here....
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #39
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

This is the best article about 13 foot jumps. James White is the best one-leg jumper in basketball I have ever seen and his stuff is well documented. In general he was closed - about 2 inches short (and there is a video in youtube).

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

video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTzC2M34cY - look at 0.47 mark !!!

To comments both Dwight's and White's attempts:
- Dwight jump of two feet and straight to the backboard- so he twisted his body a little and still touch 12 ft 6";
- James White - reported Olympic caliber high jumper in university, maybe lost 1 or 2 inches of his athletic prime (which is normal, given the fact that people athletic primes is usually between 20 and 24 - after 27, 28 you start lost a bit. But I am sure (as the author) that several years prior to that attempts he was capable of reaching 13 ft.

And another guy on bad quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXY9_2yb6GA
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