Aaron Gordon’s Dunk Would Have Won an Olympic Medal in High Jump (Video)
Saturday’s NBA Dunk Contest was sick. You don’t need a bunch of stats and measurements to come to such a conclusion. Just watching Zach LaVine go through his legs from the free-throw line, or seeing Aaron Gordon hurdle the Magic’s mascot would make that quite obvious.
But for those who prefer to over-analyze these sorts of things, there’s the people at SportsScience, who have come to the scientific conclusion that LaVine actually leaped the length of a four-door sedan during his final dunk, while Gordon would have actually won the high jump bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics for his dunk over Stuff the Magic Dragon.
It’s pretty interesting stuff, even if you prefer your dunk contests to be analytics-free: