Posted October 27, 2012

Pacers’ Gerald Green jumps so high his entire head is above the rim

Ben Golliver, Gerald Green, Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers guard Gerald Green gets his head above the rim. (David West’s Twitter/@DWest30)

By Ben Golliver

Behold the glory. Yes, you’re seeing that correctly: Indiana Pacers guard Gerald Green is jumping so high that his entire head is above the rim and he’s literally looking down through a hoop at the team’s practice facility.

Pacers blog Indy Cornrows writes that the image, courtesy of Pacers forward David West’s Twitter account, is from a video shown during Friday night’s broadcast of a preseason game against the Chicago Bulls. Apparently, Green was showing off his springs during a post-practice dunk contest.

“Greatest jumper in the world… Somebody prove me wrong,” West tweeted.

Pacers wing Paul George, a 2012 Slam Dunk contest participant, added: “My bro Gerald Green by far the best leaper… With GAME!”

Green, 26, has always been known as a leaper. lists his pre-draft maximum vertical leap at 39.0 inches (although estimates have put it higher) and he was named the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest champion. Green enjoyed a breakout season with the New Jersey Nets in 2011-12, averaging 12.9 points and 3.5 rebounds, both career-highs. That was enough to earn him a 3-year, $10.5 million deal with the Pacers this summer.


hell no  his vert aint 39.. if Lebrons is listed at 44 gerald greens is atleast 48 inches bc he gets lot higher than Lebron.