On February 8, 1986, Spud Webb, who at 5’7” was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball, wins the NBA slam dunk contest, beating his Atlanta Hawks teammate and 1985 dunk champ, the 6’8” Dominique Wilkins.
Can I dunk if im short?
Yes, beginners and a short player can dunk a basketball. Not only that, a short player can dunk the basketball well if he works hard at it. The two most prominent short players to excel in this particular facet of the game are Point Guards Spud Webb and Nate Robinson.
Whats the shortest you can be and still dunk?
You’ll need to jump roughly 24 inches to touch the rim and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball (assuming average arm length). While the height difference between a 5 foot 9 person and a 6 foot person is only 3 inches, it’s actually a lot easier around this height for two reasons.
Can you dunk 5 6?
Originally Answered: Can a 5 foot 6 person dunk? Let’s say you’re five foot six, with a 7’2 standing reach and weigh 135 pounds you would need a 34 inch vertical to touch the rim and a 40 inch vertical to dunk, so you would have to be hyper-athletic.
Can a 6 2 person dunk?
6′2 and cannot dunk.
Is 5’7 too short for guys?
Yes, 5′7″ is the 20–25 percentile for men. World wide for men, it still is below average. I’m 5′7.5,” and most places, that is short.
Can a 5 foot 8 person dunk?
At this height you will need to jump around 23 inches to touch the rim and 29 inches to dunk a full sized basketball. So, basically in the height of 5′8″, Its quite difficult but you can make it .
What NBA players have never dunked?
Top 7 NBA Players Who Can’t Dunk
- J.J Barea, 6’0.
- Jameer Nelson, 6’0.
- D.J Augustin, 6’0.
- Beno Udrih, 6’3.
- Isaiah Thomas, 5’9.
- Patty Mills, 6’0.
- Steve Nash, 6’3.
Has a white person ever won the dunk contest?
It wasn’t the best or most exciting by any means, but it gave us the most surprising and different winner, with rookie Brent Barry taking home the trophy. The fun fact is that he is the first and only white player ever to win the dunk contest (apologies to Blake Griffin and Zach LaVine).
Is NBA rim bigger than college?
Are college basketball rims bigger? No. The hoop size and distance off the floor are the same.