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Old 08-26-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler

Which dunk is the best?

Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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Tough call...though I think Drexler's a better in game dunker while Jordan's a better contest dunker.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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That first dunk by Clyde, my god did you see where he took off from? He could fly.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler

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That first dunk by Clyde, my god did you see where he took off from? He could fly.

both jordan and drexler's long distance dunks were impressive, but imo this one sh!ts on both of them.

check out the 2:20 mark...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWx4y9v7urM
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te-8MJ84834
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:02 AM   #6
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That first dunk by Clyde, my god did you see where he took off from? He could fly.

It's hard to tell due to the camera, but Jordan took off from farther than Drexler did on that dunk. Look at their feet and the marks on the court. On Jordan's dunk, look where his foot is when he takes off -- it's well past that small hash mark on the side of the lane, PLUS he's coming from an angle, which means that he's farther from the basket than if he was in the center of the lane (you need to extend the line in a semi-circle to the center of the lane to get the analogous distance from the center).

Look at the regular game angle they show, and before they cut away to the other view, you can see Jordan's penultimate step to the basket. Pause it and look where he is. Then picture him taking just one more step from there and dunking it. It's basically a near-FT line dunk in-game through Laimbeer. Ridiculous.


Too bad these whack-a$$ camera men used to cut to stupid angles during virtually EVERY great Jordan dunk, so we never get to see them from the normal game angle.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:07 AM   #7
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Uhhh no LOCO. His front foot is parallel to the bottom of the dotted portion of the semi circle. Pause at 30 seconds. His front foot is on one of the hash marks just outside of the dotted semicircle, which are parallel to the bottom of it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:09 AM   #8
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LOL, Pistons got owned, Zeke got it!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:14 AM   #9
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Uhhh no LOCO. His front foot is parallel to the bottom of the dotted portion of the semi circle. Pause at 30 seconds. His front foot is on one of the hash marks just outside of the dotted semicircle, which are parallel to the bottom of it.

Yeah, the hash mark is parallel to the bottom of the semi-circle, but Jordan is at least a foot past that AND is basically outside the paint. Yeah, pause it at 30 seconds -- do you have no depth perception? He's beyond that mark, plus outside or on the outer edge of the paint. Pause it at ~8 seconds right bfore they change angles -- he only takes one step after that.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:17 AM   #10
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Default Re: Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler

loki, do you have some type of machine that buzzes you every time jordans name is brought up on ISH? i swear, it's like you pop instantly up every time he's in any type of competative discussion.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:17 AM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvjJA93Xy9Y
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #12
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Look at his RIGHT FOOT, the one in front. It's not even on the hash mark, it's PAST IT.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:33 AM   #13
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Look at his RIGHT FOOT, the one in front. It's not even on the hash mark, it's PAST IT.

Umm, he jumped off his left foot and brought his right foot up and forward on the jump. The left foot is the one he took off from, and the one you should look at.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:35 AM   #14
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Default Re: Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler

MJ jumped out from at least the same distance as Clyde did when you factor in the fact that he came from an angle. The camera angle really did it an injustice, but it's still a monster facial on Bill Laimbeer. Plus he was fouled.

I think the two long distance dunks perfectly illustrate the difference in their styles. MJ was more explosive. Clyde seemed to "glide" in the air. That replay of Clyde's dunk is SWEET. He seemed to stay up their forever.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:37 AM   #15
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lol they were both realllllyyy good but I liked Michael Jordan's better.

drexler looksss really big!
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