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Old 01-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #16
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Amazing gif.

Attributes of Jordan's dunk I would say are his legs, he manipulates them in a way while in the air, makes it look better in slow motion. Also like someone else mentions, he leans a lot. Also something about his left hand on certain dunks.

Edit: Pippen style was also somewhat similar to Jordan's. Jordan obviously showed him how to do it his way, which means that perhaps there was some thought behind his style, rather than it just being completely spontaneous. That's just a guess.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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This is very true, even is drop step was very explosive and quick....look at the distance and explosiveness on this dunk


Also, when necessary, you see Jordan holding the ball as high as possible, statue of liberty style, on a lot of dunks. Pippen did it as well. I'm not sure why nobody else does that anymore.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #18
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Also, when necessary, you see Jordan holding the ball as high as possible, statue of liberty style, on a lot of dunks. Pippen did it as well. I'm not sure why nobody else does that anymore.
It takes giant hands, which isn't to say other NBA players don't have giant hands, but a fair amount of them do not have Jordan and/or Pippen's combination of skill, hand size, and one-foot hops. There's even some big men who've struggled to palm a ball as easily as those guys did. Ben Wallace for instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyTRToRIGBM#t=0m31s

When players can palm a rock so easily, that's when you'll get the Julius Erving and Terence Stansbury dunk styles and whatnot. On the flip side, the palming statue of liberty dunks don't always carry the same force and intensity. They can still be strong, but that strength is often stemming more from the wrist than it is the entire arm, something non-palm dunks tend to contain more often.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #19
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #20
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I think the perfect example of a great dunk that really shows off his style is the Kiss The Rim dunk from Dallas in 1987. The lean and hangtime was ridiculous, and it looked even better in slow motion.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #21
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As many MJ highlights as I've seen, I don't recall seeing that one.


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is one of the most famous dunks ever. you've seen it a million times from the midcourt camera
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #22
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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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Old 01-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #23
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Jordan just got off the ground so fast and without a real build up. It's like just flexing his toe would make him spring up 3 feet.
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Bron reminds me of a freight train or a trailer.
Kobe of a Porsche
MJ of a stealth bomber

What about Griffin? School bus? Builds up speed kind of slowly but lots of momentum.
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What about Griffin? School bus? Builds up speed kind of slowly but lots of momentum.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #27
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What about Griffin? School bus? Builds up speed kind of slowly but lots of momentum.

That's kind of funny. After reading the nick names of the others comes Griffin the school bus. Positive attributes, but a school bus.
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Jordan Had The Best Mixture of Quickness, Agiliy, Speed, Grace and Power For Dunks or Drives to the Basket.
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Jordan Had The Best Mixture of Quickness, Agiliy, Speed, Grace and Power For Dunks or Drives to the Basket.

His Airness!!
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Jordan Had The Best Mixture of Quickness, Agiliy, Speed, Grace and Power For Dunks or Drives to the Basket.

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