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What determines the amount of horizontal distance a basketball player travels while hanging to do a slam dunk during a fast break?

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September 17, 2014 11:01PM

What determines the amount of horizontal and vertical distance a basketball player travels while making a slam dunk is momentum. The players weight and velocity combine to carry momentum as he jumps, soars, and lands.