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#1 UNLABORED FLAWLESS

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Posted October 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Kobe Bryant:  Vertical Leap of 38 inches

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#10 Julius Erving,   41 Inch vertical 

#9 Dominique Wilkins 42 Inch vertical 

#8 Tracy McGrady 42 Inch vertical 

#7 Vince Carter 43 Inch vertical 

#6 Clyde Drexler 43 Inch vertical 

#5 Nate Robinson 43.5 Inch vertical 

#4 LeBron James 44 Inch vertical 

#3 Bernard King 46 Inch vertical 

#2 Anthony Webb, AKA Spud Web 46 Inch vertical 
 
#1 Air Jordan: Owner Of The NBA Vertical Leap Crown 48 Inches 

   


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Bleacher report is crap and they seem to just make things up. That said, Kobe never were among the highest jumping players, but a leap that's a full 10 inches shorter than MJ, still seems too much.


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 01:06 PM

Bleacher report is crap and they seem to just make things up. That said, Kobe never were among the highest jumping players, but a leap that's a full 10 inches shorter than MJ, still seems too much.

Mj has bigger hands and never had a knee surgery ….but yea 48 seems like an exaggeration  



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Posted October 25, 2015 - 01:48 PM

If so, that should make his dunks (and posters on Dwight, Yao Ming, Duncan) that much more impressive. 



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Posted October 25, 2015 - 02:04 PM

Kobe's vertical leap probably wasn't as high at 17 as it was at 21.  Safe to assume that in his prime it was in it's 40s.  


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Kobe's vertical leap probably wasn't as high at 17 as it was at 21.  Safe to assume that in his prime it was in it's 40s.  

when you say prime what age are you talking about 

i think kobe had to be at 40inches pre 1st surgery in 2003



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Posted October 25, 2015 - 05:56 PM

when you say prime what age are you talking about 

i think kobe had to be at 40inches pre 1st surgery in 2003



Probably 2001-2008 in terms of athletic prime. 


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 06:03 PM



Probably 2001-2008 in terms of athletic prime. 

i honestly wouldn't include 2004-current ….at the end of 02-03 he had his first knee surgery and then had another one in 06-07 so naturally his athletic ability was hindered …..he had his moments still sure in later years but physically he was less in those years 



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Posted October 26, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Athletic prime Kobe( 2001-2006 IMO) definetly had a 40+ inch vert. He got his head on rim level on a lot of dunks. And those dunks were usually off a move, in a game, against defense etc so just imagine how much he would jump if he was just gonna go for a max vertical jump without any distractions. 

 

Rim Height: 10 ft= 120 inches. Kobe is 6"6 = 78 inches. 110-78= 42 inches to get his head at the rim. IMO on this dunk vs Suns he had his head at rim level, probably not actually at the rim but this jump was also off a crossover and a RL plant, Kobe seems more comfortable jumping LR plant tho. 

 


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 06:55 PM

I think that dunk he had in washington vs the bullets. When he went down the middle... That looked like he got up higher.

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Posted October 26, 2015 - 08:30 PM

I'd say Kobe at his peak is right above 40 inches, but to be honest, i dont really care. Kobe has some of the most impressive dunks in nba history - like the one on Dwight - and he won the slam dunk competition as well. He's is as explosive as anyone in nba history and is second to none in skill level. But he's not Zach Levine or Kadour Ziani when it comes to his vertical leap, and so [expletive]ing what.



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Posted October 27, 2015 - 01:50 PM

I think that dunk he had in washington vs the bullets. When he went down the middle... That looked like he got up higher.

which one ? do u have a clip ?



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Posted October 27, 2015 - 01:51 PM

I'd say Kobe at his peak is right above 40 inches, but to be honest, i dont really care. Kobe has some of the most impressive dunks in nba history - like the one on Dwight - and he won the slam dunk competition as well. He's is as explosive as anyone in nba history and is second to none in skill level. But he's not Zach Levine or Kadour Ziani when it comes to his vertical leap, and so [expletive]ing what.

yea that guy is crazy ….air up there is crazy too and he's 6'2



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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:02 PM

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Number two.. where he took off from and it was on a young Ben Wallace

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 05:35 AM

38 in isn't anything to scoff at.  Kobe was still uber athletic.  I dont believe that 48in from MJ though.  Dont even think they were keeping the combine stuff back then. 


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 08:59 AM

Kobe isn't as athletic as MJ or Vince or any Super leaper. That's why his dunks are so raw.

He stretches out his arms, Ariza is similar, and contorts.

Meanwhile a guy like Bron just dunks on/over you

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 04:37 PM

i would say Carter probably have a better vertical than Jordan.

 

i don't really believe Jordan have 48" vertical.

38 in isn't anything to scoff at.  Kobe was still uber athletic.  I dont believe that 48in from MJ though.  Dont even think they were keeping the combine stuff back then. 


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