Originally Posted by Foster5k
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.