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Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March

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Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#1 » by Knightro » Tue May 26, 2020 9:46 pm

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Post#2 » by fendilim » Wed May 27, 2020 2:08 am

Good if true. I hope he doesnt become slower though. Part of the problem has been his reaction time on defense.
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Post#3 » by MagicFan101 » Wed May 27, 2020 2:24 am

fendilim wrote:Good if true. I hope he doesnt become slower though. Part of the problem has been his reaction time on defense.


Even if that is the case, I think he could stand to sacrifice a little speed for the sake of strength. His athleticism was in excess (for someone his size) but his muscle was severely lacking. I think we can appreciate balancing the scale a bit.

As far as reaction time, that always appeared to be more mental than physical to me. Understanding the game and needing it to slow down for him. I don’t think I ever questioned his physical ability to react on defense.
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#4 » by j-ragg » Wed May 27, 2020 2:37 am

lol @ 28 lbs of muscle. He’d probably have put on 100 lbs of straight muscle by next year if they cancelled the season!!
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#5 » by basketballRob » Wed May 27, 2020 2:46 am

Sounds like he got fat.

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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#6 » by EAS Law » Wed May 27, 2020 4:01 am

So what is he at now? Like 128?
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#7 » by pepe1991 » Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 am

even if you hooked him on every drug and PED under a Sun he would not gain 28 pounds of muscles in 7-8 weeks.

But he also "gained" 20 pounds of "muscles" last year to return looking like he did year before.

28 pounds would make him what? 270 pounds?

Just late editing: he had to eat like a apsolute pig to even add that much weight in short period.
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#8 » by RookieStar » Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am

Thats fats not.muscle. how long has it been since the lockdown? 2 months or so? 28 lbs?
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Post#9 » by MagicStarwipe » Wed May 27, 2020 10:21 am

I'm sure he just said he gained 28 pounds and Dante added the "muscle" part.
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#10 » by drsd » Wed May 27, 2020 10:54 am

Well , there are differing ways to gain 28 pounds. For example:

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Post#11 » by pepe1991 » Wed May 27, 2020 11:31 am

drsd wrote:Well , there are differing ways to gain 28 pounds. For example:

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mother**** .... i forgot how fat he got. That's 300 pounds at least :banghead:
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Post#12 » by paperboymafia » Wed May 27, 2020 11:39 am

ah, fat Kemp on the Magic. Those were the days.
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Post#13 » by drsd » Wed May 27, 2020 12:05 pm

Somehow this Kemp conversation reminded me of:

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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#14 » by OrlChamps2030 » Wed May 27, 2020 12:09 pm

Yeah.. no. Lol
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Post#15 » by drsd » Wed May 27, 2020 12:10 pm

pepe1991 wrote:mother**** .... i forgot how fat he got. That's 300 pounds at least :banghead:


His book-weight was 280 lbs., but most had him estimated at a whopping 320 !


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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#16 » by J-Mezzy » Wed May 27, 2020 12:24 pm

Yeah 28 pounds of muscle in 2 months for a guy who struggled gaining weight is unlikely


Though when accounting for mass gains, we gotto account for height. 28 pounds for a 7 footer is not the same as for you or me.
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#17 » by Def Swami » Wed May 27, 2020 1:23 pm

Not sure it matters unless it's in his legs. And a lot of players add weight, but have trouble keeping it on during the season. Not sure Bamba has the frame to keep all 28 lbs on. Glad to hear he's working though.
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Post#18 » by drsd » Wed May 27, 2020 1:29 pm

Def Swami wrote:Not sure it matters unless it's in his legs. And a lot of players add weight, but have trouble keeping it on during the season. Not sure Bamba has the frame to keep all 28 lbs on. Glad to hear he's working though.


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You really hit the point: Bamba needs a lower centre of mass. That comes from leg definition.


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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#19 » by Young Thunder » Wed May 27, 2020 2:12 pm

``I’ve worked my tail off during this quarantine,’’ Bamba told Magic season-ticketholders. ``I’ve taken this as an opportunity to really put on weight, really recover as far as getting rest and changing up my diet. I’ve been able to get a chef in and he drops off food occasionally. That’s probably the biggest thing that helped me put on a lot of weight.

``This is going to sound weird, but I put on probably about 28 pounds since quarantine (started),’’ Bamba said with a sheepish laugh. ``We did the whole body (composition) testing when we got back in (the Magic practice facility) and I’ve only added about 2.5 percent body fat. So, a lot of it is muscle and I can’t wait to get back out there and work.’’
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Re: Mo Bamba claims to have gained 28 (!) pounds since March 

Post#20 » by MoMM » Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm

drsd wrote:
pepe1991 wrote:mother**** .... i forgot how fat he got. That's 300 pounds at least :banghead:


His book-weight was 280 lbs., but most had him estimated at a whopping 320 !


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His official weight is 230lbs on Basketball-Reference and and even with that "muscle gain" in Orlando, I wouldn't say he played bad for us, crazy.

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