Re: vertical jumps

>>To give you an idea as to how the 12' dunk is not the best indicator of vertical jumping ability, the previous record was held by Chicago Bulls>forward/center, Antonio Davis who is not exactly famous for his>vertical.<<

hmmmm - as eldy is wont to say, let's drag out the ol' calcumacator on this one. Davis is 6'9. I'm 6'. My reach is exactly 8'. I have fairly long arms for a 6-footer, 34" sleeve. So that equates to a 9' on Davis, let's say he has extra long arms - we'll give him 9'2! Now let's say he could ONLY dunk on an 11'9 rim (you said he was the previous record holder), which means his reach would have to be at least 12'6 (given the size of a basketball and the fact that you have to get the whole thing above the rim to dunk it, vice do a lay-up. So 12'6 minus 9'2 = 3'4" or 40". So you're saying that a 6'9 guy with a 40" vert is NOT impressive?

>>To give you an idea as to how the 12' dunk is not the best indicator of vertical jumping ability, the previous record was held by Chicago Bulls>forward/center, Antonio Davis who is not exactly famous for his>vertical.<<

hmmmm - as eldy is wont to say, let's drag out the ol' calcumacator on this one. Davis is 6'9. I'm 6'. My reach is exactly 8'. I have fairly long arms for a 6-footer, 34" sleeve. So that equates to a 9' on Davis, let's say he has extra long arms - we'll give him 9'2! Now let's say he could ONLY dunk on an 11'9 rim (you said he was the previous record holder), which means his reach would have to be at least 12'6 (given the size of a basketball and the fact that you have to get the whole thing above the rim to dunk it, vice do a lay-up. So 12'6 minus 9'2 = 3'4" or 40". So you're saying that a 6'9 guy with a 40" vert is NOT impressive?

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