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Old 08-12-2012, 05:52 AM   #303
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Default Re: Wilt Chamberlain free throw dunks:

Originally Posted by dunksby
What's being rejected here, that somebody could dunk from the FT line? Which is dumb cause Ibaka can do it too. Or that they used to let players run and dunk their FTs? Which is dumb but believable since dumbness has never stopped humans from implementing something.

The claim is he could do it in 3 steps, within the free throw circle area. Which is impossible.

There are claims that Bruce Lee, a 135lbs man could hold a 120lbs dumbbell in front of himself inline with the ground for 10 seconds. There are eyewitnesses, etc. I really couldn't care if 15 people say they saw it, I still wouldn't believe it. Why? Because its not possible. You have the strongest men of today who can't do it. Same logic applies to Wilt. Wilt isn't far and away better than every athlete that's ever stepped foot on the planet, and yet we have no one close that can dunk from the free throw line with 3 steps, all inside the free throw circle.

Its common sense. Nearly everything back then was romanticized to extremes and made out to seem legendary to beyond belief. If they toned it down slightly, we may even believe it today. Though they went too far with it.
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