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"It was very frustrating having a 44-inch vertical leap and be way above the rim and not being able...

"It was very frustrating having a 44-inch vertical leap and be way above the rim and not being able to dunk the ball," the 6-foot-4 Thompson said. "Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar, a.k.a. Lew Alcindor) messed it up for everybody. He messed up all my college highlights."

And in so doing, Kareem made the whole of America just a little bit unhappier during those years.

Tracy Smith Will Return For His Senior Season

The Macrowave returneth.

David Thompson Tops SI's Thrill List, Plus Other Items

-- Thrill List: College Basketball 1. David Thompson, NC State The North Carolina State forward popularized the term vertical leap by using breathtaking ups to convert alley-oop passes. It...

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