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Jin
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Can Austin Rivers still dunk?

I don't know if it's been asked on here, but I've tried to search online and I couldn't find any info.
I'm just a casual NBA fan, but I've watched most of the Hornets games this year and I don't recall ever seeing Rivers dunk. I remember him being in the McDonald's high school dunk contest.

Does anyone know why? I was thinking it was because of the ankle injury he had in the summer.



TooFyeToFly
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
You're asking if a 6'4" professional basketball player can dunk?


Jin
Arizona State Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
Yes, I am. Have you watched any of the Hornets games this year? If you have, have you seen Rivers dunk?

It's just a simple question.


rdw1690
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
Him not dunking is a combination of not getting the chance too/not choosing to dunk. Of course he dunk fricking Darrell Armstrong dunked when he played for the Hornets.


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hugo_boss
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
I'm sure he can but he doesn't possess elite athleticism so you won't see him dunk much unless there's no one between him and the goal


CP3forMVP
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
He has the same max vert and a better no step vert than Terrence Ross who throws down nasty dunks.


drake20
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
but he's weak...hopefully he will get stronger and maybe get more dunk opportunities


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THRILLHO
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
quote:

Can Austin Rivers still dunk?





Fearthehat0307
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
Austin rivers will be in next year's rising stars game. FACT


realtalk
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THRILLHO
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
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Austin rivers will be in next year's Thompson Insurance rising stars game against a bunch of fat, 40 year old white people and will still miss layups. FACT

This post was edited on 2/15 at 11:08 pm


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Macintosh504
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
what is in this picture?


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eyeran
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
He'd probably have a few dunks if he attacked the rim looking for dunks, but he attacks with his mind already made up that he's gonna try these Jordan-style acrobatic layups and reverse attempts.


realtalk
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
A very big dick


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BayouFann
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
dude draws contact 95% of the time he gets to the rim. once he gets stronger i think he'll resemble d-wade a little.


THRILLHO
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
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i think he'll resemble d-wade a little.


Obviously a VERY longshot to be as good, but I think that's a perfect comparison.


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eyeran
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
Wade has freaky long arms though. Rivers' arms are "normal" for a guy his size.

They're basically the exact same height but Wade's wingspan is 3" longer and his reach is 6" longer.

Wade also attacks the rim looking for dunks and adjusts for a layup if he has to. Rivers almost attacks the rim with sideways with his back turned to the rim, no even looking to dunk.
This post was edited on 2/15 at 11:48 pm


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TooFyeToFly
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
I mean God damn, I'm only 6'1", out of shape, and white and I can dunk. Rivers is 6'4", has black jeans, and plays basketball for a living. Obviously he can dunk.


THRILLHO
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
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I mean God damn, I'm only 6'1", out of shape, and white and I can dunk. Rivers is 6'4", has black jeans, and plays basketball for a living. Obviously he can dunk.



To be fair, you're probably a better FT shooter.


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TooFyeToFly
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Can Austin Rivers still dunk?
I mean God damn, I'm only 6'1", out of shape, and white and I can dunk. Rivers is 6'4", has black jeans, and plays basketball for a living. Obviously he can dunk.


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