Video proof that Michael Jordan’s not the only 50-year-old who can dunk

Video proof that Michael Jordan’s not the only 50-year-old who can dunk

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michael_jordan_dunkMy feeds on Twitter and Facebook were blowing up last night with photos of Michael Jordan dunking.

I woke up today to the anchors on the morning sports show marveling about the fact that Michael Jordan dunked.

I half expect to see Lester Holt discussing the dunk tonight on the NBC evening news.

My reaction: big frigging deal.

Why should we be surprised that a man considered one of the greatest basketball players and leapers in the history of professional basketball can still jump up and dunk a ball (and in this day of cell phone video cameras, where’s the proof that the ball really went down?)

Hell, I’m more surprised that I saw MJ get his shot blocked by NBA journeyman Chris Cromwell when he was 40, than seeing his Airness dunk at 50.

So since everyone’s getting excited about a photo of MJ dunking, we present some videos of a few old heads throwing it down.

Brace yourself: what you are about to see—based on the reaction to MJ’s “accomplishment”— might be rather shocking:

56-year-old dunks a ball:

 

51-year-old dunks does several dunks, including a 360

 

50-year-old man dunks