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Insane Training video of Jacob Tucker – 5’11 White dunker w/ 50(?) inch vert

Published on September 19th, 2012 by David Astramskas | 22,021 views



After watching this video of Sprite Slam Dunk Champion and Harlem Globetrotter Jacob Tucker you will probably feel two things.

1. Really inspired next time you hit the gym
2. Really crappy about what you did the last time you went to the gym and felt good about yourself.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.  Jacob is a machine like Drago from Rocky 4.  He’s 5’10 with a skin disorder that makes him look white (JK Jacob) and grasshopper hops.  But those hops aren’t born this way hops either those are the hops of a true athlete that spent countless hours in the gym and taking care of his body physically, mentally and with a strict diet.  I went to breakfast with the guy last year and watched him eat two full plates of scrambled eggs and then a couple of bananas.  He then went out in 100+ degree San Antonio heat and won a dunk contest.

If his name sounds familiar you might remember him from the NCAA dunk contest.  He wasn’t even on the radar but after submitting a YouTube video of himself dunking he got the invite and walked away a dunk champion and viral superstar.   He then walked away with another dunk contest win when he competed in one of the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdowns in 2011.   This brought him the attention of the Harlem Globetrotters and the next thing you know he’s shaking hands with Obama.

So back to the featured video.  Watch it, get inspired and then get your ass to the gym.  Ball is life!

 


About the Author

Astramskiss aka VincentDa aka Expiredpineapples is a digital-marketing guy living in Houston. He’s worked with the NBA, Sprite, ESPN, NBA2K, cool people like LeBron, DWade, Adrian Peterson and Robert Horry, a long list of not-so-cool people and 1 or 2 real s****ty people. Won awards & been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated as a video editor & web developer. Releasing a book in 2014. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. .



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