Frequent question: Who first did the cradle dunk?

Julius “Dr. J” Erving helped the dunk evolve from a play in basketball to performance art. Among his many masterpieces was the “Rock the Baby” cradle dunk that was born on an NBA stage at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on January 5, 1983.

Who is the oldest person to ever dunk?

Donald Charuba was the oldest man to dunk a ball in a FIBA regulated competition. He was 53 yrs, 6′3 1/2 inches tall and did it non alley oop( thanks coffee black!) .

Did Julius Erving invent the dunk?

Julius Erving created one of the most memorable moments in basketball history during the 1976 ABA Slam Dunk Contest.

Can Julius Erving still dunk?

Three years ago, Julius Erving — Dr. J, then 63 years old — dunked. … What my good friend Tom Linnemann wants to know — and this is something we spent a good hour or so debating last night, in various venues and stages of the evening — is who is the oldest living former NBA player who can still dunk RIGHT NOW.

Did Michael Jordan ever miss a free-throw?

Michael Jordan missed 1,445 free throws in his career.

Did Michael Jordan ever airball a free-throw?

He averaged 30.1 points per game for his career, making 6.8 out of 8.2 free-throw attempts per game. A slighter free-throw ability could have made him a 27-, 28- or 29-point-per-game scorer.

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Can you still dunk at 40?

Yes, it’s possible, I think it’s not rare also, especially now more than ever training to increase vertical jump has come a long way compared to 15 years ago. It may seem like it’s impossible also as we don’t see a lot of older athletes dunking, but there are many that can.

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