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Old 02-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #165
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Default Re: Wilt Chamberlain free throw dunks:

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Originally Posted by FireDavidKahn
I don't get why people are talking about Wilt high jumping 6'6 like it's a good thing. 6'6 is pathetic. Last year the winner in Minnesota jumped 6'10. Besides he jumped forward over the high jump? Horrible form.

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Wilt's era jumped differently, and into different pits. The #'s cannot be compared to modern #'s. Wilt's 6'6.75 PR was actually better than the 5th place jumper out of the 27 competitors in the 1956 Olympics. Wilt is far superior of a high-jumper than a 6'10 jumper today due to his relative #'s he produced in his era.
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