Originally Posted by taucesays
You realize this blows up everything you've said? The free throw line is 15 feet from the backboard. If he could broad jump 22 feet, he should be able to dunk without steps.
The farthest broad jump I could find in the NFL combine is Calvin Johnson with 11' 7". You expect me to believe someone almost doubled that?
Wilt long-jumped 22'8" as a PR... no it wasn't standing it was running. Don't let misinformation kill everything.
He placed 1st place in the Philadelphia city-league high-jump his sophomore year in HS with a jump of 5'10"
He placed 1st place in the Philadelphia city-league high-jump his senior year in HS with a jump of 6'2
He also had a PR of 46' 2.5" as a freshman at KU Relays for the triple jump (ineligible to place however, due to age)
He competed in High Jump (ineligible) as a freshmen for 6'4.75"
He Triple Jumped 45' 9" as a sophomore for 3rd place at KU Relays
High Jumped 6'6 to tie for first place.
High Jumped 6'6.25 at Drake Relays for first place
High Jumped 6'5 at Kansas State Big-Seven tournament and won first place
And his Junior season:
High Jumped 6'6.75" at Kansas State Big-Eight indoor track tournament and tied for first place
When Wilt's athleticism claims get out of hand it causes people to think "none of it" was true. Don't belive the 22 foot standing long jump obviously. But don't dismiss the ACTUAL accountable events that happened either.