He was no Dr J but, before 1982 when Magic severly tore his knee up he did have good hops. He suffered from "tendiitis" throughtout his career from that point on. Find some of his college highlights & that will better illustrate his descent hops.
Re: For the people who didn't think Magic had HOPS
That's not the highest Magic has jumped. There was a play from the early 80's with him throwing an emphatic dunk with his head about 7 or 8 inches from the rim. After all, his prime vertical was supposedly 32 inches.
Look at 1973 play #9
Yeah, if the play had finished, it should be considered an all-time classic play.