When the movie “White men can’t jump” came out in the 90′s, it had became one of my all time favorite basketball movie of all time. I have watch this movie over, over, over, and over again and still don’t get bored. Since this movie, it has always made me think, is it true? Can white men jump and dunk a basketball or just the black men do it? As you can see in the NBA or any Streetball games, most of the black dudes can do all types of dunks and tricks while the white men rarely do it.
When in America, race has been a big issues among Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, or Asians, so let’s not make this issue about race and let’s it be about basketball.
As research shows, most black athletes with West African ascendent have the most explosive muscle fiber. For this reason, they can jump higher and run faster than any other East African ascendents. While East African athletes all dominate the long distance running, West African ascendents do the best in the 100 or 200 meters run. So to jump higher in sports, it has something to do with your genetics.
However, when you say White Men Can’t Jump, is it a completely true statement or just bias opinion base on race and other issues? I played basketball and I’ve seen lots of white men and jump really high and dunk the basketball. Back in the days you may not see much or maybe none, but in recent years, I’ve seen many impressive dunks done by a White men and sometimes he doesn’t have to be tall like Shawn Bradley.
The most recent video I’ve seen is a dude name Jacob Tucker who is a 5’10” guard but can jump really high. He has a vertical of almost 50 inches which is very impressive if you ask me. He can do a 360 with the ball between his leg and all that. Does this prove that White men can or can’t dunk? I think so.
I think the most obvious problem with dunking a basketball is something you must thrive for not just born with it. Most of the black athletes you saw put countless hours of work and pain in before they can show off their skills. I met my roommate back in college who is black and love to smoke the joint every single day. He can’t even tough the basket despite he is 6’3”. Why? Because he never work out or doing anything accept smoking the buds…
The problem here is dedication and hard work. No matter the race you are, Blacks, Whites, or Asians, you can train enough to jump high enough and dunk a basketball. I’ve seen a little Asian guy dunk and I can’t believe with my own eyes. Anything is possible.Basketball, dunk a basketball, dunking, jump higher, white men can't jump