I already did the comparison with my on-court vertical vs. my track vertical over the 6' bar, and they came out damn close....NICE JOB
Olympic High Jumpers have calculated their vertical based on their rise in COG and/or inseam over jumps such as a scissor jump - but apparently abuC don't trust such hocus pocus... aka basic subtraction.
What's funny is, when i was a little kid i thought just like these kids do..."Wilt doing nothing but finger roll and dunk on short white guys." I was the exact same way. But as i've gotten older i look at things with a more critical eye and have a much better perspective on things. And all those footage and images only strengthens the fact that Wilt was an athlete for all generations.
How many 7-footers that have ever played this game been such a great all-around athlete??
My god, he threw the ball through his legs and he did some silly moves faking a pass, damn, he's da gawd.
And oh, how the hell was the 7'1 Chamberlain able to do a 180 under the basket?!
...or you could have looked at the sound fundamentals and footwork - and the soft shooting touch within 15 feet via bump-and fades or turnaround jumpers off the glass. But why would you care to acknowledge any of that. My bad. It must not be important or impressive after all every center knows that kind of stuff especially the ones that exceed Shaq in height
Or should Shaq's junk hook and his dunks be considered better skills? After-all you've got a solid 10 solid seconds of Wilt nearly losing the ball in the post - I'm sure nobody in NBA history has ever had that happen - prolly only Wilt the big clumsy oaf