Miami Heat: Some of the greatest hoppers in team history

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball in the first half (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball in the first half (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Derrick Jones Jr. #5 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball during the 2020 NBA All-Star – AT&T Slam Dunk (Photo by Ivan Shum – Clicks Images/Getty Images) /

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Ricky Davis

Ricky Davis should have been a lot better than he was and he was a flat out stud for a few years there. With as much talent as he had though, with his athleticism, and with some of the teams he played on, he should have experienced a great deal more team success than he actually did. Either way though, that doesn’t take away from his vertical greatness and his 42-inch vertical leap proves it.

Gerald Green

Flat-out one of the best dunkers and greatest leapers the league has ever seen, Gerald Green has always been a freak. Although not the highest vertical leaper and only 39 inches according to reports, his dunks make you believe that he can literally fly, especially this famous Gerald Green throwdown.

Known more at this point for being a savvy vet that excels at numerous things all over the floor, there was a point in time where if Iggy had the ball along the wings or with a driving lane, you’d better watch your top.

Only having a reported vertical leap of 34.5 inches, he has sure made the most of it. While he won’t be dunking on the whole team anytime soon at the moment, don’t go to sleep and wake up dunked on by Dre, cause he has that in his arsenal.

Derrick Jones Jr. 

The man of the hour and arguably one of the Miami Heat’s most explosive leapers ever, Derrick Jones Jr. is currently the NBA’s premiere skywalker, as the reigning NBA Slam Dunk contest champion. Being measured at a 42.5 inch vertical at his combine, but also at 46 inches at a different time during that same year, he has since expressed that his vertical has gotten better since joining the Miami Heat.

Whether you believe him or not, that’s a personal decision, but it would be wise to do so. Rudy Gobert probably believes it to be true.

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Either way you go, the NBA is the home of the world’s greatest athletes. That is a fact and the Miami Heat have housed their fair share of them. That is how we came to such a robust list of the Miami Heat’s greatest hoppers.