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Old 12-24-2006, 04:24 PM   #91
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I can't find that Marcus Haislip over Kenyon Martin dunk. Different topic, but he's good enough to be in the league.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzSjn9lBbJ4
This dunk by Howard at the end is just ridiculous

That's a crazy ass dunk, but also a good example of how a big fish story can get started. Had that video not been there, those guys would probably tell their friends "oh my god Dwight Howard made this one dunk that was soooo sick. his freaking head was over the rim and his hands were at like the top of the backboard. seriously, i'm not kidding!". Word would spread and suddenly it would be fact that Dwight Howard could touch the top of the backboard.

In reality his head never went over the rim and his hands were just a smidgen higher than the top of the square. The top of the square is (only) 11'4" so let's say he got 11'7" to be generous. Still got an extra 1 foot 5" to the top of the glass. Now since we've seen the picture of him "kissing the rim" let's assume he can get a little bit higher than this video and say that in the kissing picture he could have touched 12 feet if he had tried. Still, he would need a whole extra foot to touch the top of the board.

When you break it down it really seems harder than it should be.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:26 PM   #92
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Where Did You See This Amazing Feat?

At one of the Nets Practices ive seen him do it. I was right there watching.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:29 AM   #93
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what about shawn kemp
i think he was able to do it
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:40 AM   #94
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve5lSjtmE4Q
If you pause it you can see the ball at the top of the backboard.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:44 AM   #95
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At one of the Nets Practices ive seen him do it. I was right there watching.

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Old 12-26-2006, 12:42 PM   #96
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If you pause it you can see the ball at the top of the backboard.

First of all, the angles in that video distort the perception of how high he is. Second, that video doesn't show the ball at the top of the backboard anyway. The last angle is the most accurate, and shows his hand about even with the top of the white square.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:20 PM   #97
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yea that's that same dunk where SportsCenter showed it from the really high skycam angle then paused it and drew a line claiming he was chest high with the rim
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #98
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

Since there's no documented video of anyone doing it, I think all of those playground legends (Jumpin' Jackie Jackson, Earl Manigault, and later people like David Thompson) touched the top of PLAYGROUND backboards--those round, lower ones...
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:06 PM   #99
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

They could with trainning, very few athletic big men.

But they would need momentum meaning timing to block would be tricky as hell, not to mention the chances of injury on the way back, specially back injuries on landing, or just landing on someone's body part and losing balance. Or someone touching you on the way up, that would be crazy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:21 PM   #100
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There's a couple youtube videos of 6'8 guys with excellent leaping ability touching rods attached to the top of the backboard. But how do you know if they are regulation?

As for making change off the top, no chance in hell. That's pure legend. Wilt said as much.

I recall reading that James White came within an inch while being video taped.

As for putting my money on it, I would say Sampson and Wilt in their athletic primes. I'm guessing it's actually a rare feat, and not many have ever done it.

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #101
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

I've seen Muggsy Bogues do it
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #102
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

For anyone who claims that this was done, they should read this article.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...a-jumping-myth
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #103
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Default Re: Can anyone touch the top of the backboard?

Doug Thomas recorded a 13' high touch on tape. YouTube that
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http://www.hoopmixtape.com/jeremy-ev...cord-129-leap/
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #105
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Hmmm...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Wiq-POmFA

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