How a 5-Foot 5-Inch Boy Taught Himself to Dunk

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.




    How a 5-Foot 5-Inch Boy Taught Himself to Dunk
    Porter Maberry is only 5'5" and had a profound love for basketball. The young man from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was often chided for his height and his perceived inability to dominate in a sport that belonged to giants.

    Maberry resolved to changed that and motivated himself to be able to do the impossible -- not just be a good player, but be able to actually dunk the ball. As you can see by this video that has been seen over 5 million times all over the world, he did manage the task quite adequately.