NBA's top 15.. vertical leaps

coxon

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found on another message board..
what do yas think?

(in inches)

1. Steve Francis- 45
1. Paul McPherson- 45
3. DeShawn Stevenson- 44
4. Baron Davis- 43
5. Vince Carter- 42
5. Allen Iverson- 42
5. Kobe Bryant- 42
5. Antonio McDyess- 42
9. Tracy McGrady- 40
9. Corey Maggette- 40
9. Darius Miles- 40
9. Stromile Swift- 40
9. Keon Clark- 40
9. Eddie Robinson- 40
15. Jonathan Bender- 39
15. Rex Chapman- 39
15. Bob Sura- 39

rex chapman and bobby sura on there.. :p

apparently jason richardson would now top the list with a 46"
 

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coxon

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Originally posted by Dingster
Baron Davis ahead of Carter, Kobe and Iverson.:eek:
well.. he's shorter than both carter and kobe..

and able to pull off various dunks in a dunk contest..
iverson prob wouldnt even qualify..

hmm.. if darius miles/stromile swift... where's garnett? too tall? deceptively high leaper?
 

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Interesting...wouldnt have picked Stevie Franchise to top the list. But Carter, Iverson, Bryant, Davis, T-Mac all were givens..McDyess bit of a surprise?

MJ could outjump them all though :)
 

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Shawn Marion would have to be on that list somewhere...
Paul McPherson had some huge dunks in summer league games for the Suns a couple of years ago, he was a bit of a fan favourite till he got traded to the Warriors...
 

coxon

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Originally posted by Squeak
If Brett Rainbow played in the NBA he'd top the list.
hahah...
speaking of nbl high leapers..

a couple of years ago, there was a guy called calvin smith ?? who played for the hobart devils...

he did take out a slam dunk title...
he had quite a leap ~~

heres a great pic...
michael wilson... a 6'5 guard who plays with the harlem globetrotters now... (did play with penny hardaway back at memphis, but never made it to the nba)...

the world record holder for dunking on a 12 foot ring !!!!!

 

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Originally posted by coxon


hahah...
speaking of nbl high leapers..

a couple of years ago, there was a guy called calvin smith ?? who played for the hobart devils...

he did take out a slam dunk title...
he had quite a leap ~~

Is that Calvin Talford you're talking of? I have a card of him from about 96 I think it is, and he is in the air at quite an altitude.
 

coxon

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Originally posted by Squeak


Is that Calvin Talford you're talking of? I have a card of him from about 96 I think it is, and he is in the air at quite an altitude.
yeah.. thats it..

calvin smith was a 100m sprinter during the eighties i think.. ahha
 

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The Canberra Cannons are about to annouce the signing another Burton. Kris Burton was expected to sign with the Globetrotter, but is coming down to play with his relatives.

It is reported his vertical leap is about 130cm (51in). If this is true, the the Palace is going to be a fun place this season.
 

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Originally posted by DEVO
The Canberra Cannons are about to annouce the signing another Burton. Kris Burton was expected to sign with the Globetrotter, but is coming down to play with his relatives.

It is reported his vertical leap is about 130cm (51in). If this is true, the the Palace is going to be a fun place this season.
The next James Smith.
 

coxon

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Originally posted by DEVO
The Canberra Cannons are about to annouce the signing another Burton. Kris Burton was expected to sign with the Globetrotter, but is coming down to play with his relatives.

It is reported his vertical leap is about 130cm (51in). If this is true, the the Palace is going to be a fun place this season.
hmmm.. some info i found on him..

he was a second round, 49th overall, draft pick of the chicago bulls in 1994.... ended up playing in the cba...

he's now 31... so i think that 51" vertical may have decreased..
 

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