If that guy has a 50" vert, my name is Santa Claus…[/quote]
I know Hook personally. We’re both from Oakland. He’s younger than me. So I’ve seen him over the years. Bottom line…this cat is an incredible physical specimen.
He was able to dunk on a 10 ft rim at age 12 or 13 and a height of about 5’2’’ or 5’3’’.
Moreover, this brother has been dissipating himself since childhood with heavy drug use, poor nutrition, lack of rest, etc. I talked with him a couple of times after he was released from prison.
Even now in his 30’s, after all that, he’s physically strong and able to perform all kinds of dunks. Prison clearly enabled him to get sober, healthy, fit and work on his game.
He had big plans after release. But sadly, a few months ago I heard through a friend that he has relapsed.
I’d like to add that out here in Oakland real ballplayers don’t give a damn about inches on a vertical, If you can bop it’s all good. In you can do all kinds of tricks while bopping, all the better. Leave the measuring tape for the for the fans, scouts and scientists.