PDA

View Full Version : How high of a vertical do NBA players need to dunk?



Valkyrie
04-30-2012, 03:16 AM
I was thinking... a guy like Kevin Durant, on top of being like 6'10, his wingspan is long as heck and it wont really take much to dunk.. do you guys think the rims should be a few inches higher?

GOON MUSIC
04-30-2012, 03:22 AM
You think the NBA needs less dunks ?

Valkyrie
04-30-2012, 03:27 AM
MOST guys who can dunk can easily dunk so there wouldnt really be less dunks. I remeber Pierce said they should raise the hoops. I never even said whether I would want it... I was just asking what everyone thought

Raph12
04-30-2012, 03:43 AM
Depends on their standing reach, guys like Yao would barely have to get up, while guys like Nate would have to jump pretty high... It's all relative.

As for the rims needing to be raised, if you raise it for the NBA, you should raise it for the college and highschool levels as well. Before they raise the hoops, I'd prefer if they raised volleyball nets, 8' is too low for guys who stand anywhere from 6'3-to-6'11.

undermeyou
04-30-2012, 04:52 AM
This thread is pointless.You cant just think about NBA.There are a lot of leagues out there.Euroleague,spanish league,china et.

OlivaThor
04-30-2012, 05:21 AM
Why change what already works?

Reyes6
04-30-2012, 05:46 AM
You also have to then compensate for shooters, if you raise the rim it alters every single shot in the NBA. Not a great idea man.

loughrncu
04-30-2012, 10:27 AM
http://www.vvio.info/jpg1MOST guys who can dunk can easily dunk so there wouldnt really be less dunks. I remeber Pierce said they should raise the hoops. I never even said whether I would want it... I was just asking what everyone thought
I remeber Pierce said they should raise the hoops.

The Final Boss
04-30-2012, 10:42 AM
I thought I was going to open this thread to find jordansbulls as the author.

NoahH
04-30-2012, 11:39 AM
Well Zach Randolph can barely jump and he can dunk, so apparently not much of a vertical