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Re: Just a Reminder How Big NBA Players Are 

Post#21 » by Son Goku 25 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:00 am

Geddy wrote:Yeah they're quite big alright

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Post#22 » by SlowPaced » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 am

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...


Yep, I agree that this does a better job of putting things into perspective.

Isaiah Thomas is average height. Chris Paul is on the taller side. Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry are tall in a way that clearly stands out in real life. Kawhi Leonard is in freakishly tall territory.

I think the thing that does the most effective job in putting things into perspective is to get a famous non-basketball player and have him stand next to each other with an NBA player of the same height. Leonardo DiCaprio is the same height as Chris Paul. Jason Momoa is the same height as Dwyane Wade. The Mountain from Game of Thrones is the same height as Paul George.
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Post#23 » by kenwood3333 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:10 am

Kawhi Hands wrote:Image

The British Broadcasting Corporation.


Is that Shaq's gf/wife?
Not sure if others are thinking what I m thinking..
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Post#24 » by dorkestra » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:11 am

kenwood3333 wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:Image

The British Broadcasting Corporation.


Is that Shaq's gf/wife?
Not sure if others are thinking what I m thinking..


I am with you - long jean shorts a bit outdated
folks who quote what I wrote get choked
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Post#29 » by NBAFan93 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:27 am

John Murdoch wrote:Theres this dude at my job hes prob like id say 6'6" , when he goes in the stall to take a piss his head goes past the framing so it looks like a floating head watching u piss from his peripheral


And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.
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Post#30 » by LakerLegend » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
John Murdoch wrote:Theres this dude at my job hes prob like id say 6'6" , when he goes in the stall to take a piss his head goes past the framing so it looks like a floating head watching u piss from his peripheral


And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.


Most NBA player heights are exaggerated a bit, because they take height in shoes and usually round up. Blake Griffin and Kevin Love measured right around 6-8 but are listed 6-10 in the NBA, DeRozan 6-5 but 6-7 in the NBA etc.
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Post#31 » by GregOden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:42 am

FinNasty wrote:
Jon_3232 wrote:Ya there’s no way Yao is only 7’5

Tacko Fall is taller than Yao...

Let that sink in...


Only by a 1/4" according to combine measurements, but these kind of these vary based on the time of day you were measured and how many hours after you wake up.
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Post#32 » by GregOden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:44 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
John Murdoch wrote:Theres this dude at my job hes prob like id say 6'6" , when he goes in the stall to take a piss his head goes past the framing so it looks like a floating head watching u piss from his peripheral


And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.


Harden is 6'4 according to the NBA draft combine measurements.
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Post#33 » by NBAFan93 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:45 am

GregOden wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
John Murdoch wrote:Theres this dude at my job hes prob like id say 6'6" , when he goes in the stall to take a piss his head goes past the framing so it looks like a floating head watching u piss from his peripheral


And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.


Harden is 6'4 according to the NBA draft combine measurements.


I thought Harden is always talked about as being 6’6”? Edit - he’s listed as 6’5” on the stat pages. He’s noticeably taller than Westbrook who’s listed as 6’3” and I think that is low for Westbrook too based on seeing him in person relatively close up. Westbrook is much taller in real life than he looks on TV.
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Post#34 » by GregOden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 am

kenwood3333 wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:Image

The British Broadcasting Corporation.


Is that Shaq's gf/wife?
Not sure if others are thinking what I m thinking..


He has bigger breasts than her?
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Post#35 » by GregOden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:47 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
GregOden wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.


Harden is 6'4 according to the NBA draft combine measurements.


I thought Harden is always talked about as being 6’6”?


You can also claim whatever you want on your driver's license too, I put myself down as 6'2 even though I'm only 6'0"½ :lol:
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Post#36 » by sixerswillrule » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:00 am

dorkestra wrote:
kenwood3333 wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:
Spoiler:
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The British Broadcasting Corporation.


Is that Shaq's gf/wife?
Not sure if others are thinking what I m thinking..


I am with you - long jean shorts a bit outdated


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Post#37 » by Clyde Frazier » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:29 am

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What is that tall guy doing with the villain from Superman II?
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Post#38 » by Clyde Frazier » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
GregOden wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
And that dude would be at or below average height in the NBA. James Harden is 6’6” and look at him compared to most players. Doesn’t look that big at all.

These dudes are all giants. It’s why they make the big bucks.


Harden is 6'4 according to the NBA draft combine measurements.


I thought Harden is always talked about as being 6’6”? Edit - he’s listed as 6’5” on the stat pages. He’s noticeably taller than Westbrook who’s listed as 6’3” and I think that is low for Westbrook too based on seeing him in person relatively close up. Westbrook is much taller in real life than he looks on TV.


The only legitimate info we have on players' heights are from combine measurements. The NBA doesn't care about the accuracy of listed heights at all. Players more or less get to pick what they want within reason. Durant being the best example still listed at 6'9".
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Post#39 » by James40 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 am

Arteezy wrote:All the money in the world and you are still bald .


Better bald than hair plugs like Lebron and Joe Biden.
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Post#40 » by zzaj » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:43 am

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Crazy that Tacko's legs are nearly the same size as hers...

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