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Old 11-20-2012, 12:11 AM   #46
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12 or 13.
No way I can't believe you can dunk. You have way more posts than me and I've been here for awhile.

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Im 7'0 black guy with 7'7 wingspan and I cant dunk or cant even touch the ring.. Dunno what's wrong with me?
What's wrong with you is that you are a liar.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:13 AM   #47
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Yeah, I just remember seeing Wade having a 35.5 inch vertical at the draft, and when I was 17/18 years old and dunking at my best, I was wondering why I can't get up and dunk as easily as he could, seeing as we are the same height (him being maybe an inch taller). I completely forgot to factor in that he had a 6'11 wingspan, compared to my 6'2 or 6'3 wingspan...

Saying that though, I just went back and watched the 93 dunk contest. I could do every dunk Miner did to win that thing apart from the 360 windmill at the end, which he didn't even need to win the thing...
Isn't it abnormal for your wingspan to be equal to your height? I thought every human had a wingspan significantly greater than their height.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:14 AM   #48
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No way I can't believe you can dunk. You have way more posts than me and I've been here for awhile.
What does one have to do with the other?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:21 AM   #49
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Isn't it abnormal for your wingspan to be equal to your height? I thought every human had a wingspan significantly greater than their height.
Hmm, I did not know that. I just took a look at my measurements. My wingspan was recorded as 74 inches (6 feet 2 inches) and my standing reach is 95 inches (7 feet 11 inches). My barefoot height is just about 6'3''. So, this is pretty much me....

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:25 AM   #50
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Isn't it abnormal for your wingspan to be equal to your height? I thought every human had a wingspan significantly greater than their height.

Really? Surely you've seen this before...



I'm the same Rake. Slightly shorter, but I mean 6'2 wingspan is still longer than average by a fair bit.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #51
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Really? Surely you've seen this before...



I'm the same Rake. Slightly shorter, but I mean 6'2 wingspan is still longer than average by a fair bit.
Before you lend too much credibility to davinci, take a look at some more pics about what he thought the human was like. Particularly what he thought of organs. Very primitive and uninformed.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #52
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Before you lend too much credibility to davinci, take a look at some more pics about what he thought the human was like. Particularly what he thought of organs. Very primitive and uninformed.

LOL, I know what you're talking about, but in this case, hes very much close to correct. You'll find slightly shorter, and slightly longer, but the average usually equates close to same as height.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #53
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I have a pretty good wingspan. Never measured, but I have long arms. Man, if only I could palm the ball. That makes a WORLD of difference when it comes to dunking.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #54
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I have a pretty good wingspan. Never measured, but I have long arms. Man, if only I could palm the ball. That makes a WORLD of difference when it comes to dunking.

Yep, big difference. One thing that annoyed me is that I had to cuff the ball while windmilling, where as my bro could palm it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:41 AM   #55
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Average human has close to same wingspan as their height. I'm 5'11 and have a 6'1 wingspan for example.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #56
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never a '10 (only 5'11) with hops but on a '8 and i think a '9 inch on my friends adjustable rim at around 15
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:50 AM   #57
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Your so full of shit it's ridiculous.

Haha, little asian SourPatchDick is mad..
I played for Sweden's U15 national team and I have played in the swedish basketball league and it's not weird that a 13-14 year old can dunk when he's 6'3..

By the way, is your bro still virgin?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:54 AM   #58
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One foot or two? I definitely prefer two...I get higher and feel more "in control". One is useful on fast breaks when you have someone trailing you.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:55 AM   #59
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Haha, little asian SourPatchDick is mad..
I played for Sweden's U15 national team and I have played in the swedish basketball league and it's not weird that a 13-14 year old can dunk when he's 6'3..

By the way, is your bro still virgin?
If you're 6'3 and your weight is still low like a 14 year old, it would be pretty easy to dunk actually.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:59 AM   #60
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I have a pretty good wingspan. Never measured, but I have long arms. Man, if only I could palm the ball. That makes a WORLD of difference when it comes to dunking.
I agree it makes a big difference, but I've learned to embrace my inability to palm a rock over the years. I like it because it forces my dunks to be a little more powerful because it takes an unified arm motion for me to slam as opposed to placing it on a palmed pedestal and dunking with a slight wrist motion.

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One foot or two? I definitely prefer two...I get higher and feel more "in control". One is useful on fast breaks when you have someone trailing you.
In-game, my dunks come off one foot 90-95% of the time. When just fooling around outside of games, I think I've most enjoyed dunking off two lately. I just don't get a lot of opportunities in games where leaping off two makes a ton of sense for me. It's a lot easier for me to sprint at full speed and rise in one motion, as opposed to randomly trying to set both feet.

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