7. Nate Robinson – 43.5”
One of the shortest players to play in NBA, Nate Robinson is popular for his 43.5-inch vertical leap which has been shown on different occasions. This vertical jump has also helped him win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest three times and this is something that only this player has accomplished so far. Robinson has played for the Boston Celtics, the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Guaros de Lara and other teams. The 5’9” point guard was drafted in 2005 by the Phoenix Suns.
During the 2006 All-star Weekend, Robinson won the Slam Dunk Contest. A memorable dunk of the night was when he jumped over the 1986 Champion Spud Webb to receive the perfect 50-point. Much of Nate Robinson’s vertical owes to his strength and muscle as he is quite conscious about his fitness and keen for strength training. This is visible in his physique.
6. LeBron James – 44”
With a highest recorded vertical leap of 44 inches, Lebron James is just a little below Jordan but his leap is just as impressive. James’ vertical jump places him four inches above the basket’s rim. His height is six feet and eight inches that helps him not only make great slam dunks but also block shots. He does well at using his skill to keep the opposing team from scoring and then dunking the ball for his team.
Popularly known as ‘King James’, this American player was one of the most sought-after school players. He achieved a lot of popularity before even graduating from high school. James was known for spectacular dunks he performed in his high school days. He has won 4 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, 3 NBA Championships, 2 Olympic gold medals and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
James is the all-time leading scorer of Cleveland Cavaliers and has been ranked as one of the most popular and influential athletes in The US. He has been featured in numerous television commercials, books, and documentaries and definitely deserves a mention in our list.