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Old 09-23-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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On Tuesday, though, James and Nike were very much on the same page, showing off the new, neon-colored LeBron 12, engineered with a hexagonal sole in place of the waffle pattern that defined Nike's early running shoes.

"The new technology is lightweight," James said. "It allows me to explode. When I'm landing it allows me to absorb the landing."

Nike said a player landing after a 32-inch vertical leap (James has a 40-inch vertical) can create force 10 times that of the athlete's body weight. The company boasts that its hexagonal pattern, on a sole composed of air and fiber, distributes that impact.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I dont think James has a 40 inch vertical anymore. 2009? Yeah.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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I dont think James has a 40 inch vertical anymore. 2009? Yeah.



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Old 09-23-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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I dont think James has a 40 inch vertical anymore. 2009? Yeah.

He had plays last season where he was getting up as much as ever.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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I dont think James has a 40 inch vertical anymore. 2009? Yeah.

44" is his measured vertical to be exact & 2009-10 was his vertical peak imo, thats where he flied like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX990fnB6i8

NBA/draft-combine seem to highlight the max vertical for players (takeoff) as their main vertical, not standing vertical.

40" at this moment is believable, with other words, he has lost a bit of athleticism.... :P

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
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44" is his measured vertical to be exact & 2009-10 was his vertical peak imo, thats where he flied like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX990fnB6i8

NBA/draft-combine seem to highlight the max vertical for players (takeoff) as their main vertical, not standing vertical.

40" at this moment is believable, with other words, he has lost a bit of athleticism.... :P

Where's your proof of 44 measured?
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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Alright, I concede.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:53 PM   #8
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...44"?
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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Peak 48" confirmed




Right now its 41"-42"


FYI Dwight Howards MAX vert was only 38", Derrick Rose's max was only 40"

Heck Blake Griffin only has a 37" vert
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Peak 48" confirmed




Right now its 41"-42"


FYI Dwight Howards MAX vert was only 38", Derrick Rose's max was only 40"

Heck Blake Griffin only has a 37" vert

Don't use a crap angle like that I see why your loaded up with red bars.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:01 PM   #11
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That's around 40....damn sure isn't close to 48
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:03 PM   #12
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Height of rim = 120 inches

6-8= 80 inches.

6-8 player needs 40 inches to get head at rim.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:03 PM   #13
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Don't use a crap angle like that I see why your loaded up with red bars.



LeBron's 6'8 right?

So if his head is 6-7 inches over the 10 foot rim then thats 46-47 inches right?

my bad just an inch shorter than 48"
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LeBron's 6'8 right?

So if his head is 6-7 inches over the 10 foot rim then thats 46-47 inches right?

my bad just an inch shorter than 48"

He's not 6-7 inches over the rim in that....
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:07 PM   #15
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Default Re: LeBron's Vertical Revealed

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Peak 48" confirmed




Right now its 41"-42"


FYI Dwight Howards MAX vert was only 38", Derrick Rose's max was only 40"

Heck Blake Griffin only has a 37" vert

DRose has about a 44" inch vertical with adrenaline running. Just last year he said that he was regularly testing out at 43" on his vert.

I believe Bron can get up to 44" as well with adrenaline. His regular measurement (no adrenaline) is probably somewhere around 40".

Combine numbers are often less impressive than game numbers. Dudes often go higher and run faster during a game.

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