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Old 01-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Attributes of Michael Jordan's dunks

Each player has his own unique dunking style, with their own unique attributes. For example Lebron's dunks show ALOT of power, while Kobe's dunks show flare. What do you think are some of the attributes to Michael Jordan's dunks?

I personally think the biggest attribute of Jordan's dunks are speed, I don't think anyone can match the takeoff speed like Jordon. So jordon might not have the power that Lebron dunks have, nor the flare that Kobe's dunks have, but they epitomize speed and quickness.
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I would actually call it explosiveness instead. Jordan just explodes and dunks with brutal grace and efficiency.
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I would actually call it explosiveness instead. Jordan just explodes and dunks with brutal grace and efficiency.

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similar to adrian peterson running, violent, explosive, breathtaking
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Bron reminds me of a freight train or a trailer.
Kobe of a Porsche
MJ of a stealth bomber

I think what makes MJ's dunk different is the 'distance' in which he takes off from. At first glance some of his dunks look like others, until you notice how and where he takes off from all in a flash.

Also most players have to gather themselves to dunk at times, MJ could just dunk regardless of what he was doing, very little loss of momentum and no need to gather himself.
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Kobe of a Porsche
MJ of a stealth bomber

I think what makes MJ's dunk different is the 'distance' in which he takes off from. At first glance some of his dunks look like others, until you notice how and where he takes off from all in a flash.

Also most players have to gather themselves to dunk at times, MJ could just dunk regardless of what he was doing, very little loss of momentum and no need to gather himself.
What you think about Westbrook and Rose? Russel seems to dunk with more power than anyone, the sound the rim makes is unlike anything else. Like a tire on a bulldozer suddenly exploding.
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Also most players have to gather themselves to dunk at times, MJ could just dunk regardless of what he was doing, very little loss of momentum and no need to gather himself.

This is an important one. MJ needed very little room to gather himself, and didn't need to bend his knees much. Also, the way he leaned forward or sideways in midair on many of his dunks is something you don't see from anyone else.
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As many MJ highlights as I've seen, I don't recall seeing that one.

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This is an important one. MJ needed very little room to gather himself, and didn't need to bend his knees much. Also, the way he leaned forward or sideways in midair on many of his dunks is something you don't see from anyone else.

This is very true, even is drop step was very explosive and quick....look at the distance and explosiveness on this dunk

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If Jordan never existed, Kobe would have no mannerisms and would be a soccer player. His only mission in life was to mimic Michael Jordan.
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