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How to Dunk

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How to Dunk
Nate Robinson leaps over Dwight Howard

Nate Robinson skied over 6-11 Dwight Howard, and came down with his second Slam Dunk championship.

Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian
Every basketball player -- from the most casual weekend warrior on up -- wants to be able to dunk. For most of us, it's a pipe dream, right up there with winning Mega Millions. You can't do much to improve your lottery odds, but you can improve your vertical leap with simple exercises and drills.

In the hopes of turning About Basketball readers into a horde of playground demons, ready to throw down like Vince Carter over Frederic Weis at a moment's notice, we've enlisted the help of Jim Zegers, head athletic trainer at Molloy College (and brother of your guide to hoops). Here are some of his suggestions for improving your vertical leap.

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