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View Poll Results: If players can really jump higher with APL shoes, should the NBA ban them?

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  1. #1
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    If players can really jump higher with APL shoes, should the NBA ban them?

    Please follow the links (especially the first one) to see a much more detailed evaluation of these shoes, including video.

    Can special basketball shoes really make you jump higher?
    [...]
    So, on to the question at hand: Do the shoes work?

    The short answer: Sort of.
    [...]
    Chris Ballard, SI


    If these shoes work, the NBA has to ban them

    Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard has been testing out some shoes that claim they can make you jump higher, thanks to some kind of high-tech spring built into the sole.

    The NBA may ban them -- which would surely be amazing for sales, as a powerful endorsement of their magical powers.
    [...]
    Whoever it is at the NBA who has to assess if these shoes offer an unfair advantage or not, I feel for them. Robotics, jet propulsion, you name it ... There will be a ton more of these kinds of devices coming down the pike, and what is normal athletic wear compared to what is cheating is going to get tricky as hell over the next few decades. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
    Henry Abbott, TrueHoop

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    Well, if the NBA bans them, im certainly going to buy some. I have zero hops
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    Someone check LeBron's shoes

  4. #4
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    yes...equipment that enhances performance should be banned.


  5. #5
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    not going to read the article but I wonder how these shoes affect walking and running over a period of time... if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draco View Post
    not going to read the article but I wonder how these shoes affect walking and running over a period of time... if at all.
    I know the answer, but will not pander to your laziness. : ]

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    anyone here not mind pandering to my laziness?

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    The video is worth watching, if reading isn't your thing.

  9. #9
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    Wasting more time than I care to on shoes isn't my thing.. just wanted to know if they'd eventually wreck your feet.

  10. #10
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    Big Z and Brad Miller are the only players that should be allowed to wear them.

  11. #11
    Why should they be banned? How is it an unfair advantage if everyone can wear them? If they work it's an advantage, yes, but unfair? Not at all.
    Welcome home Carmelo Anthony!!!
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    Either everyone wears them either nobody

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    Players that could benefit from these shoes: Michael Beasley.
    PSD's Nick Naylor

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    Just in: 40K posts in 2 years, all facepalms and baiting. Get a life you loser.

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  14. #14
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    i would tend to agree with a ban if they do increase your jump. but my opinion is almost purely based on increased injury risks associated with jumping beyond your means even if its only a small amount

  15. #15
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    hmm i wounder how many no votes would be cast if the question was If players can really jump higher with magic strength injection, should the NBA ban them?

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