“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
Head Coach, National Football League
In the competitive sport of professional basketball, elite players are typically seen as slim, tall athletes with an average height of six foot, seven inches and an average wing span of almost five inches longer than their height. Standing at five foot, seven inches, and a vertical leap of 42 inches, Anthony “Spud” Webb not only proved to be a worthy component in the National Basketball Association to players over 12 inches taller, he shocked basketball fans, players, coaches, and commentators after winning the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Championship.
To read more about Webb’s perseverance resulting in his 12-year NBA career, visit www.spudwebb.net or view the video of his incredible Slam Dunk Contest victory at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5wBI98NXEE.