In case you haven’t heard yet, Jason Richardson is a Charlotte Bobcat now! On June 28, 2007, Richardson, along with draft rights to Golden State’s 2007 Draft pick from forward Jermareo Davidson with the 36th pick, were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for the draft rights to eighth pick Brandan Wright. .

But you probably know that J-Rich is one of two players, along with Michael Jordan, to have won two NBA Slam Dunk Contests. At the 2003 competition, Richardson wowed the basketball world with a successful one-handed, between-the-leg dunk.

In fact, Jason Richardson’s unlikely dunk between the legs and behind the head to win the 2003 dunk contest was voted the best dunk in the dunk contest by NBA.com users. With 94 percent of fan-judges giving Richardson a perfect 10 for this color, J-Rich beat out Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and others for the overall title.

“I really wanted to win the dunk contest. It was something I had been dreaming of since I was a little kid. To actually be there and have to do the ‘Spin the Wheel’, I was hoping it would land on the Dominique Wilkins. mate because I knew them all and could do all of them. I was lucky … I think there was one more pin and it would have landed on someone else’s mate, but it ended up staying on Dominique Wilkins’s mate. ” – Jason Richardson

Although J-Rich always had crazy jumps – “For me, jumping has always been a given” – it doesn’t mean I don’t work on it at all. For example, J-Rich used to jump rope

1000 times a day, 2 sets of 300 and one set of 400, 5 times a week! After each week, he increased his reps per set by 100.

Jumproping is one of the most efficient exercises that works to increase the vertical. It works all the major muscles in the lower body (calves, quads, hamstrings) and, to a lesser extent, the upper body. But be careful, don’t jump every day, you will only overwork your legs and lose your verticality.

These are the other exercises he used to improve his vertical:

Cone hops:

Place 8 cones in a straight line (in 3-foot intervals). Now quickly jump over the cones, one at a time, with both legs. Make no more than 5 passes at a time. You can also use just one leg.

Depth jump:

Starting position: Stand in a 2-foot box and hold a 10-pound medicine ball in your hands. Now get off, land on two feet, and quickly explode up to touch the rim (or dunk the ball). Do 10 to 15 repetitions.

For more jumping exercises and crucial things you need to know about vertical jumping (why often what you “don’t” do is more important than what you “do”), take a look at this page. I highly recommend:

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