Sports Science Breaks Down Zach LaVine’s Jumping Ability
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1 second isn’t that long but being able to hang in the air for almost a second and still dunk the ball is pretty ridiculous. It’s even more ridiculous when you hear the Sports Science crew say that his flight time is on par with the world record long jump.
Other data from their tests with the NBA dunk champ reveals that he actually “jumps with more power than LeBron James,” has a max reach higher than taller Blake Griffin and “falls into his dunks.”
So now let’s flashback to his best dunk contest performances ever.