Top 20 Highest Verticals in NBA History

18. Julius Erving – 43″

Dr. J is seen by many as the father of the modern dunk, as his game emphasized his ability to leap out of the gym. Julius Erving was known for his patented dunk from the free throw line, which helped him win the first ever ABA Slam Dunk Contest in 1976. Erving was the only player to ever win the MVP in both the ABA and the NBA.

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