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Old 10-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

I just saw this Sports Science video for the first time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Wiq-POmFA&NR=1

It says the highest recorded vertical reach for an Nba player was shaq with 12'5'' (12 feet and 5 inches).

Then Dwight tries to break that record.


Also notable is that in this video Dwight calls himself the real Superman. I've never heard him say something like that...even jokingly like he does in this video. Maybe Shaq saw this video and this is why he was so mad.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

I think what's more impressive is Shaq holding the record.

Shaq was such a beast.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

And this 6'5 monster is tied with Shaq's vert

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

i dislike shaq but dwight went into this wit a mind set to beat the record n tried multiple times .. shaq prolly could have gotten a little higher if he was trying as hard as dwight
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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i dislike shaq but dwight went into this wit a mind set to beat the record n tried multiple times .. shaq prolly could have gotten a little higher if he was trying as hard as dwight

Yeah i don't really even know how they found Shaq's vertical reach record.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Not buying it. There are 7ī0 lightweights like Brandan Wright or Stro Swift that surely jump higher than Shaq. Shaq is too **** lazy to even jump for a measurement. LOL. Thatīs just them trying to piss Shaq off by saying Dwight beat him in something.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

I'd almost bet Michael Wilson got higher than 12'6 during his 12 foot dunk. Almost his whole palm seemed to be above the rim. I wouldn't be surprised if James White and another guy around 6'8 with a crazy vertical (I think Doug Thomas is his name) could also surpass 12'6.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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Not buying it. There are 7ī0 lightweights like Brandan Wright or Stro Swift that surely jump higher than Shaq. Shaq is too **** lazy to even jump for a measurement. LOL. Thatīs just them trying to piss Shaq off by saying Dwight beat him in something.

You realize prime, young Shaq had like a 32 inch+ max vert right? Combine that with his wingspan, standing reach etc and people really need to pay more respect. Shaq is arguably the greatest athlete in all of sports history when you factor in the athleticism AT THAT SIZE.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

People always think of Lakers Shaq. Orlando Shaq was built more like Howard, although Shaq has always had a larger base.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Its not a record until this guy has been tested:



or this guy:


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Old 10-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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People always think of Lakers Shaq. Orlando Shaq was built more like Howard, although Shaq has always had a larger base.

Yea people just remember the 340+ pound bulldozer on the Lakers. Orlando Shaq as you said was a slightly more built, wider Dwight. He could outrun Dwight and jump similarly. Shaq was 303 pounds as a rookie and under 310 for his first 3 seasons or so.
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Great photo, pauk.

Have you got a link to the video that the screenshot was taken from?
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

I'm assuming Shaq's test comes from the combine when he wasn't at his athletic peak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EefJHAWigvY&t=6m00s

Thats shaq at probably close to 340. He could probably get a few inches higher if he was around 300.
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

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You realize prime, young Shaq had like a 32 inch+ max vert right? Combine that with his wingspan, standing reach etc and people really need to pay more respect. Shaq is arguably the greatest athlete in all of sports history when you factor in the athleticism AT THAT SIZE.
That's why I hate the anti Shaq propaganda by Laker fans. So many who can't think for themselves eat it up.
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Default Re: Highest recorded vertical reach was Shaq...prior to the real superman (Dwight Howard)

Did they ever test young David Robinson or Shawn Kemp?
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