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Michael Jordan can still dunk at 48 video

Posted on: July 18, 2011 6:45 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 1:20 pm
NBA legend Michael Jordan can still dunk a basketball at 48 years old. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Michael Jordan can still dunk a basketball. I don't want to think about a day in which those words cannot be said.

The NBA legend, and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, showed that the best player in the history of basketball, the man who transformed the dunk from two points to a billion dollar logo, still has something left in the tank. reports that Jordan, dressed in a white t-shirt and grey sweats, displayed his signature flushing ability during a Monday session of the Charlotte Bobcats fantasy camp.
In the morning session of Bobcats Fantasy Camp on July 18, 2011, one girl asked Chairman Michael Jordan if he could still dunk. In the evening session, he showed some of the adults he indeed still could at 48 years young. 
Jordan is nine years removed from his last season as a professional, when he laced them up for the Washington Wizards in 2002-2003 at the age of 39. A long-time star for the Chicago Bulls and Naismith Hall of Famer, Jordan was listed at 6-foot-6.

Let's crunch some numbers. lists Jordan's standing reach at eight to 10 feet while noting that you need to be able to touch four to six inches above the rim to dunk a ball. So we can calculate (estimate) that Jordan has, at minimum, an 18" vertical leap. Pretty solid given that he is pushing 50 years old. In case you were wondering, the site lists his highest measured vertical at 43".

Here's the video of Michael Jordan dunking a basketball at age 48, courtesy of YouTube user TheNewLakers. The original video on can be found at this link

Below is a frame-by-frame look at Jordan's one-handed, rim-rocking handiwork. 


Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:05 pm

Michael Jordan can still dunk at 48

u must be one hell of an athelete if ur able to dunk at 45 years of age, while being 5 '10
i'm 6 '2 and athletic and i have trouble getting up and dunking on a regulation size net 

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:59 pm

Michael Jordan can still dunk at 48

I agree.....I'm 45, 5' 10" and never played pro basketball, but can dunk in a regulation hoop. So, what's the big deal?

Since: Jul 18, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:40 pm

Michael Jordan can still dunk at 48

The man isn't 80!  I am in my mid 50's and a foot shorter than Jordan and I can easily leap 18 inches.  The revelation would be if Michael Jordan couldn't still dunk; not that he can!

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