Angle is pretty terrible on that pic. First one is good though, pretty solid proof of 40+ vertical imo.
I cant seem to see what you and eliteballer are seeing.... i see the most perfect angle ever, very horizontal, the rim in perfect line AND he is right next beside the rim (not closer to the camera than the rim is)..
That first pic/camera angle you are talking about is actually nowhere near as good as this one, looking at the rim/ring not being in perfect line you can see the diagonal direction from where the shot was taken. The only reason that picture is legit is because his head is so literally next to the rim...
Lol. He is on his way down on that pick. Rose measured a little over 6"1 1/2" in bare feet. Probably a little over 6'2" with shoes. He regularly dunks with his head at close to rim level. Do the math.
Moreover, if the guy was measured with a 40" inch vert as a 19/20 year at a camp, what makes you think he can't get any higher than that with adrenaline? Athletes do it all the time. That's why guys shatter records at the Olympics every year - far exceeding their best marks from practice - they elevate their level of athleticism due to adrenaline.
Like I previously said, last year he said he regularly tested out at 42/43 inches in his most recent vertical tests. Thus it is highly likely that he also gets up as high as 44inches (just 1 inch higher) during game action.
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I'm more inclined to believe the 40.xx figures have been typical throughout his career. Isn't there a several-years-old Nike commercial that states his vertical was 40 inches and a few decimal points? During Lebron's athletic "peak"?
When I saw your name in the recent posts, I thought it would be something about how Wilt had a 65+ inch vert and some BS grainy pics as proof
I do believe Lebron has a 40.xx inch vertical though. Multiple sources, and I do believe his head has gotten rim level or nearly so a couple of times despite a few angles being misleading. There's a few video clips from several different angles that confirm. 44? Put me in the extreme skepticism group. The only evidence of this is anecdotal at best (and are outnumbered by more solid 40 inch sources) and all the angles that show his head/eyes "above" rim are not convincing enough (cross-court shots).
This wasnt enough bro?
I mean, this looks like a legit 46" vertical
And his body was parallel with the rim, he wasnt closer to the camera, there are other angles to support this