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Can James Comey Dunk?

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James Comey, the former FBI director who is on your TV set right now, is very tall. But can James Comey dunk a basketball?


Here are some facts:

  • Comey is 6-foot-8.
  • Comey is 56 years old.
  • (For reference, Comey is one year younger and one inch taller than Dominique Wilkins.)
  • Comey played basketball in high school.
  • Comey refused to play in pickup games with Barack Obama, because he did not want to appear too friendly with the president who appointed him. This would seem to imply that Comey still plays on occasion.

So. Can James Comey dunk?

And if he can, can he do so two-handed, which is significantly harder than a one-handed jam? Can he do it jumping from vertical, without a running start? Can Comey dunk two-handed off vertical?

Answers in the comments.

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