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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    If you know this guy only as an NBA player, you may not realize how athletic he was early in his career.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEYn...st=LL&index=37
    In the mid- to late-1980s I remember Bobby Knight saying he was the best player in the world - before he got all the injuries (and before Michael Jordan was ascendant).

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  • TN1965
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    If you know this guy only as an NBA player, you may not realize how athletic he was early in his career.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEYn...st=LL&index=37

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  • TN1965
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    Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post

    I don't know how many of you watch collegiate volleyball, the NCAA champions Wisconsin had both a 6'8" (Rettke, national player of the year) and a 6'9" freshman (Smrek, who came into her own during the end of the season, and was the Player of the Tournament, including hitting 20-1-27 in the semi-final game). The not only had some standing blocks but the fact that those were threatening made the opponents hit from back court and hit volleys. It just messes with the attackers heads.
    Full replay of the championship game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWWT...ndex=8&t=1972s

    I saw this team multiple times last season. Big Ten Network is one of my favorite channels on a treadmill.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    A 6'8 AND a 6'9 player female player?! How did they ever lose?
    Especially when you consider that exceptionally tall women relative to the average are much rarer than exceptionally tall men. For example, I think that men over 7'0" are apparently much more numerous than women over 6'6".

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  • Atticus
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    A 6'8 AND a 6'9 player female player?! How did they ever lose?

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

    Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHbfKFhqdE
    I don't know how many of you watch collegiate volleyball, the NCAA champions Wisconsin had both a 6'8" (Rettke, national player of the year) and a 6'9" freshman (Smrek, who came into her own during the end of the season, and was the Player of the Tournament, including hitting 20-1-27 in the semi-final game). The not only had some standing blocks but the fact that those were threatening made the opponents hit from back court and hit volleys. It just messes with the attackers heads.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    You'll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular blocked shot than this. 😲

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CctfxNooZk[/QUOTE]

    No argument here at all. That's amazing. I am reminded of an aging Wilt showing off his absurd athleticism:


    ​​​​​​​[QUOTE=jazzcyclist;n1734823]

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  • 18.99s
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    Aaron Gordon last night catching a pass flying backwards and delivering a dunk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNqpKufm9bA

    AaronGordonDunk.png

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  • 18.99s
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    Yesterday the NBA's Facebook page posted this throwback from the 2005 All-Star Slam Dunk contest: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=642839813620672 . It's a public page, so you don't need a Facebook account to view it.

    It shows Steve Nash using his soccer skill to deliver an assist to Amar'e Stoudemire on his dunk.

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  • TN1965
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    Finger tips push-up WR.

    Kiren Rijiju on Twitter: "Amazing to see unbelievable power of Manipuri youth T. Niranjoy Singh who broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most push-ups (finger tips) in one minute 💪 I'm so proud of his achievement !! https://t.co/r1yT0ePn3f" / Twitter

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.
    Originally posted by Atticus
    But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
    See thread title
    Yes, but sometimes

    Great Athletic Feats
    are performed by people not demonstrating great athleticism.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
    When the Refrigerator scored his Super Bowl touchdown, it was much less about skill than pure mass (6'2, 335).
    Nate Newton was Nate Newton, first and foremost, because he was 350+ pounds.
    See thread title.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.
    But sometimes sheer size is just as entertaining in sports.
    When the Refrigerator scored his Super Bowl touchdown, it was much less about skill than pure mass (6'2, 335).
    Nate Newton was Nate Newton, first and foremost, because he was 350+ pounds.
    On the other hand, dudes like Lawrence Taylor were terrors because they had size AND athleticism. When I watched Giants games in the mid-to-late 80s, I just focused on LT every time the other team snapped the ball.
    Last edited by Atticus; 01-13-2022, 01:39 AM.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

    Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHbfKFhqdE
    Not quite the same amount of athleticism as Morant or any of the other many athletes featured in the thread to be honest.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
    Mark Eaton. King of the blockers.No need to jump!
    Or Manute Bol, largest wing-span in NBA history at 8 feet 6 inches!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO_6tepwFzc

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