*buzzer* Wrong!Originally posted by <b>BigAmare</b>!
Marion and Francis are maybe the only ones with a vertical of +40.
I remember that. Francis got up to 40", and Carter got above 40". I have it on tape. Also, one doesn't get as high as they possibly can when they're dunking, especially when they're trying to win a dunk contest with an acrobatic maneuver. Physics, man.Originally posted by <b>therealdeal</b>!
This was while dunking, mening full on run up, not standing and going staright up. Francis and Carter were measured as the best, but nowhere near 40 inches. both were around 36 inches.
How are you so sure?Nobody can touch the top of the backboard. That's a popular urban myth. Forget about that one once and for all.
Increased athleticism is the trend, not the rule. Ever hear of Michael Wilson, 6'5" G/F who played at Memphis a few years ago? He had an official recorded vertical of 51", and held the world dunk record of 11'6" or thereabouts until someone else (I don't know who) broke it recently.And finally, I thought the argument has been that players are getting more and more athletic. How come then Davis Thompson supposedly had a 43 inch vertical back in the 70s and Darrel Griffith ( Dr. Dunkenstein ) was said to be measured at 48 inch vertical.
I remember that. Dupree was the highest, followed by Bell. Troy was the best overall athlete at the combine.Originally posted by <b>VincentVega</b>!
Ronald Dupree (signed recently by the Bulls) recorded a 41.5" vertical at the predraft combines, and Troy Bell recorded right around 40" as well before the draft.