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I'm not sure about the vertical. Barkley wasn't pulling RBs above the rim.

He played with Julius, 6'7" (if I'm remembering correctly). But both Unseld and Barkley got rebounds from positioning and great desire. Way back in the day, I could box out a guy 6" taller and mostly keep him from the rebound. Since I wasn't tall or athletically gifted, I learned how to do it. I think a lot of taller and more athletic players don't have to learn that early in their playing lives, and have to come to terms with similar athletes who can jump as well or better than they can. Then it's about boxing out and going after the ball.

(In response to this post by FredArbiter)

Posted: 11/30/2021 at 6:24PM


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