ok folks, here is the deal:
about a year ago on another board, i thought about this topic and decided that i wanted to see if i could make this happen. i wrote to the people at guiness book of world records. i said that despite all the rumors that some people could supposedly do it, this feat has NEVER been recorded or documented. i have heard that earl "the goat" manigualt or however his last name is spelled- could do this. great sounding story but, when i found out he was only 6'2 - i said to myself "ok, that is completely impossible."
on this other board, there was a guy who claimed he was a retired sportswriter, he told me he said he talked to a number of guys such as jordan and drexler and larry nance who was 6'10 and had like a 39 inch vert. and none of them said they could do it.
there were some other guys he mentioned but, i can't remember their names but none of them said they could do it either.
i would say of anyone out there today- the only guys who come to mind who i think would even have a chance of doing this are garnet and bender.
maybe a few others out there are decent candidates but, i can't think of them offhand.
the guiness folks said they thought my idea was interesting but had no intentions of seeing this through. - lousy, lazy s.o.b.'s
i would love to see someone do this but, i think it's impossible.
perhaps the good folks at ripleys believe it or not would not be so lame and be willing to see if they could get this challenge up and going. the guy should be able to do something like pull a silver dollar or something like that off the top of the backboard and then this myth could be shattered.
i am thinking of emailing the ripleys people but would welcome others to do the same. perhaps if we get enough people hasseling them- they just might have the balls to do this
lets hope so.