Kurland may be credited with basketball’s first dunk, but the first one made in an organized basketball game belongs to the NBA’s Joe Fortenberry. While training for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he dunked the ball into the net like someone “dunking their roll into a cup of coffee.”
When was dunking first allowed in the NBA?
Guys like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlin could dunk, but it was more of a force then finesse and style. It wasn’t until the late 60s that the modern dunk was invented, and it wasn’t invented in the NBA. In 1967 owners in many smaller cities that could not lure an NBA team, formed their own league.
Who has the longest dunk in NBA history?
At the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, England, Jordan Ramos executed a high-flying world record longest dunk from just . 34 inches shy of 33 feet (10.05 meters).
Can WNBA dunk?
Yes! WNBA players are allowed to dunk on the game. However, dunking is much less common in the WNBA than in the NBA. The reason why is because the average height of WNBA players is shorter compared to the average height of NBA players.
Is Sakuragi a good player?
He always brag himself as Genius even though his friends told him that he’s an idiot. He also said that he was the Rebound King because of his superb rebounding skills which is considered as valid by many people. As witnessed by Haruko, Sakuragi excels in Jumping. The height of his jump is incredibly high.
Can a 5 4 person dunk?
According to this calculator, a 5′ 4″ guy with average arm length needs to jump 41″ in order to dunk.
How high do you need to jump to dunk at 6 3?
Am I Tall Enough To Dunk?
|Required vertical jump with 10 feet rim height (includes 6 inches of extra reach for comfortable dunking)|
|Height||Standing Reach||Required vertical jump|
|6 feet 3 inches||8’6”||24 inches|