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Did You Know...

Not a single player in this years draft can touch a 12 foot rim. This makes the dunk that Dwight Howard did in the dunk contest on the 12 foot rim that much more impressive.


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not even

john bryant

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you mean Bj Mullens cant?

you mean Bj Mullens cant?

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Sorry Bryant has trouble

Sorry Bryant has trouble dunking a 10 foot basket. Yeah Mullens can't touch a 12 foot rim.

I read an article somewhere that stated this. I was shocked...I figured someone in this draft could touch a 12 foot rim.

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i thought

thabeet should be able to he is what 7-3.

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thabeet

and blocks every shot in sight. Howard is pretty impresive then.

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thabeet has no vertical

thabeet has no vertical haha.......that is why Thabeet didn't participate in the athletic test at the combine....because he is slow, weak, and can't jump hahah....No way was Thabeet's agent going to let him ruin his draft stock by flunking the athletics test.

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did that guy...

really say john bryant? like he's some kinda athletic freak haha, he's not even 6'10 and weighs like 300 pounds. ppl are dumb.. thats suprising thou, i thought mullens and griffin would be able to

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now that i think about it lol

ya, it dont look like anyone can...good post gator

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i could be wrong

i looked the the combine results. I think you're referring to the max vertical reach column. but doesn't that mean how high they can touch off one step? it doesn't take into account off one foot or with a running start does it? i could be wrong. people who got close tho were...

BJ Mullins - 11 ft 11.5 in
Damion James - 11 ft 11 in
Derrick Brown - 11 ft 11 in

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I think the max vertical

I think the max vertical reach is getting a running jump. I could be wrong though too.

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I think....

That even Dwight Howard looked as if he would not be able to dunk on a 12 foot rim according to the tests and he obviously can very easily. I would not put that much stock into those max vert reach things, as I do not even think the combine testing is without its flaws. Do players get to warm up? I think they only get so many chances to jump and I think it is just a rough estimate of where they are. Some examples are closer than others, but I think some change over time and development, others dip when they stop worrying about trying to impress GMs at the combine/injuries and some are just ridiculous (like Monta Ellis, Kevin Durant, there are others). It may be true according to these results, but put some of these guys near a 12 foot hoop and lets see if they can touch the rim. My guess, there would be a few that could do it.

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Trust me, BJ Mullins can

Trust me, BJ Mullins can touch a 12' rim, no doubt. That guy can jump (If that's all he can do). I think those combines are with 1 step. With a run he could dunk on a 12' rim

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If his maximum vertical is

If his maximum vertical is 11ft 11.5 in that means he can't even touch a 12 foot rim no chance in hell dunk it. I could be wrong though.

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@gatorheels

I think you are right. I think they get a running start and they hit their hand on that thing which has those little seperated, rectangular strips. If you hit it, they rotate away and it shows exactly how high a guy's hand got. Now, a guy like BJ Mullens would probably work on his vertical a bit since he is still young and improve that by a few inches.

That being said, that Dwight Howard dunk was impressive when I look back but at the time I wasn't exactly blown away. Of course, that whole dunk contest was disgustingly stupid. Howard would have gotten a 50 if he would have walked up to the judges and &$#%#&@! in their mouths. I wouldn't even call it "rigged" because it was so blatantly obvious that no matter what dunks they did, Dwight Howard and Nate Robinson were going into the finals. You know, it's a shame that the NBA can't figure out how to make the dunk contest relevant again. When you watch the highlights of Jordan's career, his dunk contest dunks are a HUGE part of his "legend". Do you think that when Dwight Howard retires we are all going to look back FONDLY from when he had Nate Robinson's nuts in his face when they were both dressed up like kids on Halloween? I don't think I will.

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I was pretty sure when they

I was pretty sure when they say maximum vertical that means you get a running start. Yeah at the time I wasn't that impressed with Howards dunk on that 12" rim either but now I am impressed. I agree that dunk contest was stupid. The judges are biased. For example: I thought Gerald Green had some awesome dunks 2 years ago but he didn't get the deserved credit for it because I guess he isn't a well known popular star.

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thabeet

if thabeet can't reach that, how come he's athletic? he's slow, and no vertical, why do people then call him athletic? i mean, i don't get it and i'm not saying he is athletic coz i think he moves like a robot.

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