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Old 02-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #151
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Lebron highest Jump

Lebron Reach 8'11(draft day measurement 8'10.25 so its safe to assume he grew 0.75 including his arm length).Combined with his 44' vertical leap
8x12+11+44=151
or 12'7.
This is actually higher than MJ or vince this is the highest reach i can remember and validate by watching the video.


This

LeBron is a legit 6'8". He's 4.25" taller than 6'3.75" Wade.


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Old 02-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #152
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #153
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Lebron highest Jump

Lebron Reach 8'11(draft day measurement 8'10.25 so its safe to assume he grew 0.75 including his arm length).Combined with his 44' vertical leap
8x12+11+44=151
or 12'7.
This is actually higher than MJ or vince this is the highest reach i can remember and validate by watching the video.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #154
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Mo Williams alley oop skills.
btw is that the highest documented jump in game ?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #155
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Here's Blake Griffin getting basically his entire head over the rim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHLsBuzraTY
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #156
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OK, so athletes have regressed since the 60's. Yeah....the centers have that era could jump higher than the 5'6"-5'8" dunk champs like Spud Webb and Nate Robinson.

How can OP and his kind always miss this logic is beyond me.

Sure, there's no footage of these feats, or attempts at them.

However there is plenty of other footage of Wilt / Russel playing ball...

NOTHING in that footage could EVEN HINT at them topping today's above average athletes in verticals, or what not.


Then I get reminded of how Wilt supposedly had sex with 10,000 mountain lions,
or how he tossed a woman by her tail...
(or was it the other way around??)




...And I realize that logic has nothing to do with it.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #157
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How can OP and his kind always miss this logic is beyond me.

Sure, there's no footage of these feats, or attempts at them.

However there is plenty of other footage of Wilt / Russel playing ball...

NOTHING in these videos could EVEN HINT at them topping today's above average athletes in verticals or what not.


Then I get reminded of how Wilt supposedly had sex with 10,000 mountain lions...
or how he tossed a woman by her tail...


(or was it the other way around??)

And I realize that logic has nothing to do with it.


look at Chamberlain's head and shoulder in relation to the rim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EpVZS26BUs
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #158
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look at Chamberlain's head and shoulder in relation to the rim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EpVZS26BUs


We have a winner. We have found the smoking gun!!!


That video should erase all doubts. Chamberlain rises like David Thompson used to rise. He just goes up and up and up. I used to wonder if anyone could touch the top. Not anymore. Based upon that video Chamberlain could definitely do it. He gets up atleast 44 inches. And now that Wilt has been proven right, I wouldn't be so fast to put it past Russell either.

Great thread by the way
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #159
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serge ibaka did a free throw line dunk, and i bet he could get damn near the top of the backboard with his vertical.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #160
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #161
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I know that both Russell and Wilt had a great verticals but guys like Fresoblabla and Jlauber overrates their jump ability like crazy. Only an idiot would believe that Russell and Wilt had a vertical as good as or even better then Spud's..

Sure, Spud who had a 42 inch vertical looked like this when he dunked..



And we are supposed to trust idiots who claim that Wilt and Russell had 45 inch verticals, haha.. Wilt even claimed he had a 50 inch vertical..

It's even said that Wilt used to dunk his FT's in high school, and as usual we have visual evidence..
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #162
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look at Chamberlain's head and shoulder in relation to the rim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EpVZS26BUs
That's a freakshow.
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By the way, Jlauber and Fresblabla, what was Wilt's standing vertical?
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #164
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PTB, what are you basing that on? Just a hunch?

Frescobaldi, it does look like his armpit is at rim level.

The still photos at the beginning are amazing too. They look photoshopped, I wonder if folks can find the originals.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #165
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It's even said that Wilt used to dunk his FT's in high school, and as usual we have visual evidence..

Yeah, it's "even" said this, as if a 7'1 guy with freakishly long arms would need a 40 or 50 inch vertical in order to perform this. Samuel Dalembert, with nowhere near Wilt's speed almost pulled this off during a game and Toni Kukoc with nowhere near Wilt's length (and definitely not 40 inches of vertical) had no problems dunking from the FT line in a Croatian All Star competition (there exists UTube footage of this). But, knowing this, and having seen some more of Wilt's exploits, nope, we still need hard photographic evidence for the extraordinary claim of achieving the apex of basketball athleticism, dunkng from the FT line...

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The still photos at the beginning are amazing too. They look photoshopped, I wonder if folks can find the originals.

I don't know what photos you're talking about, but if someone were to photoshop some photos of Wilt or Russell supposedly showing a 50-inch vertical, he'd do exactly this.
Some time ago, someone posted that photo of H.S Wilt playfully jumping over two bending teammates during some practice. Like half of the posters there believed that the photo was photoshopped because the shadows seemed somewhat weird (because, as seen by the crap told by conspiracy "geniuses" that believe Apollo 11 was a hoax, it's well known that humans have perfect perception of shadows...). Too bad the exact same image had appeared, among others, in a book older than any version of Photoshop/modern editing programs (I think it was "Tall Tales"). Yes, images could still be distorted back then, but you had to hire way more specialized people than nowadays, which would be a pretty stupid thing to do. Hire someone to distort some picture of Wilt, so that a bunch of nobodies in the future would not doubt about his abilities. Uh, OK. Hey, why only stay there, why not make up a few photos of Wilt dunking in 13-feet baskets too, then?
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