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(CBS Detroit)   Apparently no one ever told this high school kid that pulling off a slam dunk from beyond the free-throw line is pretty much impossible   (detroit.cbslocal.com) divider line 32
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2014-07-29 11:02:43 AM
The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.
 
2014-07-29 11:46:52 AM
'Dunkademics: Class is in Session'

Yeah, just perfect. This is probably a course of study at Chapel Hill.
 
2014-07-29 11:55:12 AM
Jump trifecta in play?

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2014-07-29 11:55:17 AM
If he keeps this pace up, he'll be betting on basketball games by his sophomore year.

 

nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.


Yeah, 'cos traveling's a really serious violation of the rules that the NBA holds so...I'm sorry, I have to go laugh until I vomit.
 
2014-07-29 11:56:17 AM

ChrisDe: Jump trifecta in play?

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2014-07-29 11:58:12 AM

nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.


now find jordans video of him doing that while still in high school, from almost a foot longer away from the rim, and you have an excellent point.
 
2014-07-29 12:07:08 PM
I can't recall who at the moment, but someone did pull off the free throw line dunk at the NBA All Star competition, and he was well behind the line when he took off. I'm thinking 8 years ago, maybe?
 
2014-07-29 12:14:55 PM
If he's got any handle can Josh Pastner start recruiting him?
 
2014-07-29 12:17:46 PM
sportige.com

/ paging Dr. J ... Dr. J to the White Courtesy Phone ...
 
2014-07-29 12:18:10 PM

craigzy: nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.

now find jordans video of him doing that while still in high school, from almost a foot longer away from the rim, and you have an excellent point.


Sure, that should be no problem to find video of Jordan in high school back in 1979 or 1980. Certainly, someone must have recorded video on their cellphone.

Oh, wait...
 
2014-07-29 12:22:45 PM

craigzy: nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.

now find jordans video of him doing that while still in high school, from almost a foot longer away from the rim, and you have an excellent point.


No, he has a point. OP also didn't bash these or anything, the only thing he pointed out is that Jordan was following game rules, whereas that kid ran the length of the court. Doesn't mean that either one of them didn't do some awesome shiat. All of those kids rocked it, holy crap that was good.
 
2014-07-29 12:34:10 PM
It's a good jump, but I wish people would stop treating 2 points in basketball as the most impressive athletic accomplishment of all time.
 
2014-07-29 12:35:25 PM

lifeboat: I can't recall who at the moment, but someone did pull off the free throw line dunk at the NBA All Star competition, and he was well behind the line when he took off. I'm thinking 8 years ago, maybe?


Ok, perhaps I'm thinking of Serge Ibaka. He did it three years ago and his foot just did touch the line. However, he did beat MJ and Dr. J in terms of launching points - Serge was farther away on his dunk.
 
2014-07-29 12:42:16 PM
That did not impress me. Spud Webb's dunks impress me.
 
2014-07-29 12:45:17 PM

Gerrok: It's a good jump, but I wish people would stop treating 2 points in basketball as the most impressive athletic accomplishment of all time.


And I wish we could go one basketball accomplishment thread without someone having to talk about how Jordan('s) was better.
 
2014-07-29 12:49:52 PM
Didn't The Birdman do this?
 
2014-07-29 12:50:01 PM
Brent Barry did it about as far as Jordan but he didn't run from full court and he was wearing a warmup jacket.
 
2014-07-29 01:01:22 PM

p the boiler: Didn't The Birdman do this?


IAmRight: Brent Barry did it about as far as Jordan but he didn't run from full court and he was wearing a warmup jacket.


Brent Barry - you are correct. Sorry, they all look the same to me
 
2014-07-29 01:01:30 PM
Traveling!

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2014-07-29 01:01:37 PM
I'm sure he'll enjoy his obligatory one year in college.
 
2014-07-29 01:03:16 PM

p the boiler: Didn't The Birdman do this?


Just went back and watched that...it's pretty painful how long the long dunk took, but getting a 41 on that is criminal. Unless you're punishing for how many attempts it took - in that case, just make a limit if you're THAT worried about time (which they did later).

It's pretty damn impressive that he kept trying and was able to get that. Sure, his foot was well over the line...he also had to get possession in the air and finished two-handed.

The only way tall guys ever got a chance to win the dunk contest was by them allowing a ton of different props.
 
2014-07-29 01:47:33 PM
Ugh.

PSA, before you watch the video turn off the volume, at the very least turn it way down.
 
2014-07-29 01:51:40 PM

nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.


He didn't travel. It was just an extended crab dribble.
 
2014-07-29 02:05:52 PM

p the boiler: p the boiler: Didn't The Birdman do this?

IAmRight: Brent Barry did it about as far as Jordan but he didn't run from full court and he was wearing a warmup jacket.

Brent Barry - you are correct. Sorry, they all look the same to me


No.  Brent Barry definitely looks different.
 
2014-07-29 02:16:48 PM

FLMountainMan: p the boiler: p the boiler: Didn't The Birdman do this?

IAmRight: Brent Barry did it about as far as Jordan but he didn't run from full court and he was wearing a warmup jacket.

Brent Barry - you are correct. Sorry, they all look the same to me

No.  Brent Barry definitely looks different.


Bobby Jones of the '76'ers used to do it occasionally.
 
2014-07-29 02:59:38 PM

IAmRight: Gerrok: It's a good jump, but I wish people would stop treating 2 points in basketball as the most impressive athletic accomplishment of all time.

And I wish we could go one basketball accomplishment thread without someone having to talk about how Jordan('s) was better.


It was talked about in the article. Now threads about articles that mention Jordan shouldn't include comments about Jordan?
 
2014-07-29 03:14:40 PM
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amazingly i got that pause on the first try.  there was still some time left so i didnt finish the video to see if they also slo-mo'd it for proof reasons.   i assumed the video quality wasnt up to the 'seen a few pixels' crowds expectations but didnt see the obligatory fake comments.
 
2014-07-29 04:29:03 PM
Incredible, no doubt. But compared to what James "Flight" White has done from the foul line - two-hands, windmill, between the legs (not all in one dunk, mind you), I'm a little less impressed. Didn't Ibaka almost do a foul line dunk? Kemp too?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilhwb_PFZts

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI5259-SEuI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4CA7jyMnA

Then the best dunk contest I've ever seen. James White/Gerald Green in Russia: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzc0Nj3xIrI
 
2014-07-29 06:18:03 PM
Wilt Chamberlin did this in high school and college to shoot his free throws... until they changed the rules to where he had to stand at the line to shoot his free throws. His FT % plummeted as a result.
 
2014-07-29 06:38:16 PM

ClavellBCMI: Wilt Chamberlin did this in high school and college to shoot his free throws... until they changed the rules to where he had to stand at the line to shoot his free throws. His FT % plummeted as a result.


No, he didn't. Supposedly he practiced them and could supposedly dunk from the FT line without leaving the upper half of the circle, but he never did it in a game.

/it would be a really exhausting and equally low-percentage endeavor anyway
 
2014-07-29 08:11:11 PM

nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.


Jordan traveled every game
 
2014-07-29 10:11:38 PM

steamingpile: nmrsnr: The only reason the Jordan dunk is still more impressive is that Jordan's dunk didn't involve traveling. He theoretically could have done it in-game.

Jordan Every pro ever traveled a/o double-dribbled every game


FTFY
 
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