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Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:45 pm
by Sprewell4Three
Sofia wrote:
Dupp wrote:5’7 is more of a dwarf or munchkin than a man.

It’s not a man



Bruce Lee was like 5’7 and I’m pretty sure he would be able to beat up the majority of the men in this world. So there you have it

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 pm
by dc
LKN wrote:Then again there's this:

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Maybe he was wearing the pimp shoes with the fish in them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


The just under 6'5" measurement was w/o shoes. Most people who take mug shots probably don't bother taking their shoes off.

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:53 pm
by LakerLegend
LKN wrote:
dc wrote:
LakerLegend wrote:
Barkley is a little under 6-5 barefoot according to his book. So 6-6 to 6-7 "NBA Height".

The Rock is really about 6-2 or 6-3.


Yep. Look up pictures of Barkely standing next to Jordan and you'll notice he's a shade shorter than MJ.

The Rock's "billed height" from WWE is 6'5" or so, but WWE exaggerates pretty much all the heights of their wrestlers. The Rock is no exception.


Then again there's this:

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Maybe he was wearing the pimp shoes with the fish in them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Barkley is probably close to 6-7 in certain shoes. He's also standing closer to the camera than the measurement board, which warps the perspective.

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 pm
by LakerLegend
dc wrote:
LakerLegend wrote:
LKN wrote:Barkely's gotta be taller than 6'4"... more like 6'6" or 6'7"


Barkley is a little under 6-5 barefoot according to his book. So 6-6 to 6-7 "NBA Height".

The Rock is really about 6-2 or 6-3.


Yep. Look up pictures of Barkely standing next to Jordan and you'll notice he's a shade shorter than MJ.

The Rock's "billed height" from WWE is 6'5" or so, but WWE exaggerates pretty much all the heights of their wrestlers. The Rock is no exception.


Barkley always looked at least as tall as Jordan to me:

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Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:18 am
by My2CentsR
KingDavid wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:There was a video of Kyrie walking through a crowd of regular people in LA the other day and it highlighted this more than these big men photos do IMO. Kyrie was taller than almost everyone.

Even guys who look little and small on the court to us are taller than most regular people. Even 6’4” is a taller person in regular life and 6’6” and above is like a lifetime of “wow - you must play/have played basketball” comments...

You have no **** idea how annoying that is


So did you?

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 am
by Ugly Duckling
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Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 am
by KingDavid
My2CentsR wrote:
KingDavid wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:There was a video of Kyrie walking through a crowd of regular people in LA the other day and it highlighted this more than these big men photos do IMO. Kyrie was taller than almost everyone.

Even guys who look little and small on the court to us are taller than most regular people. Even 6’4” is a taller person in regular life and 6’6” and above is like a lifetime of “wow - you must play/have played basketball” comments...

You have no **** idea how annoying that is


So did you?

:banghead:

Yes. Been a while but I'm working back towards playing.

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:51 am
by laika
Ugly Duckling wrote:Image


Marko Jaric- Forgotten hero of the NBA.

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:38 pm
by My2CentsR
KingDavid wrote:
My2CentsR wrote:
KingDavid wrote:You have no **** idea how annoying that is


So did you?

:banghead:

Yes. Been a while but I'm working back towards playing.


Lol, it's such a cliche question, but it's true so often. 6'1, 6'2", not really an assumption. But once you hit 6'3" and up I bet a lot of people who might not have otherwise played are sought out for their potential by HS. As a 5'3" girl, don't know much about it, just an assumption.

I used to work in marketing, and there was a programmer who was about 6'5". He had long blonde hair and was a sort of meek, nerdy, hipster type (i.e., not what I generally associate with basketball players). I asked him if he played basketball in high school or college for the fun of it, literally b/c I figured it was a corny question he gets a lot, and he said "of course."

Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
by TasteThePainbow
Not just limited to nba players. I play basketball at an okay level and played against the youth team of the Antwerp Giants (final 4 champions league this season).

I'm a big guy. 6'7 without shoes, almost 6'8 with shoes. Without fail that entire team, safe for their point guard who was about 6'4, equalled my height or dwarfed me. Really a surreal experience.