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Post#41 » by laika » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:55 am

Most of these pictures are taken from weird angles. They exaggerate the actual height difference.
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Post#42 » by homecourtloss » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 am

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


His head by itself is 7 feet tall. I’ve never seen a larger skull on a human. Look at this thing.

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Post#43 » by GregOden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 am

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Yao's shoulders are pretty low and he had a short wingspan for his height. Despite being 7'5+ compared to the average NBA player he played more like he was 7'2 or so.
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Post#44 » by Tukkerwolf » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:45 am

SlowPaced 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...


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.



You mean Isiah Thomas right? Isaiah would stand out in any crowd for being so short.
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Post#45 » by dhsilv2 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:46 am

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Post#46 » by dhsilv2 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:51 am

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NBAFan93 wrote:
GregOden wrote:
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".


Actually there was an article recently stating that with sports betting being legalized in areas, the NBA was concerned about player height being accurate as they needed to be more accurate to avoid issues with gambling being legal. So the nba is actually looking into it and has a concern.
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Post#47 » by dhsilv2 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:56 am

You know it's funny but WHERE you are really matters. I'm 5'11-6'0...I swear I was 6'0 back when i had hair or before back problems from lifting, but I digress. Back when i worked in banking at a large bank at their head quarters, i was honestly below average height for a guy there and if you looked at the management level, I was a few inches below average. At other jobs, I'm average to well above. It's amazing how just where you are at a given time can impact that.
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Post#48 » by thamadkant » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:41 am

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

her arms the same size as his..
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Post#49 » by Lalouie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 am

how tall was boykins again?

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Post#50 » by Lalouie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:17 am

now,,,take a really close look at this so'z you can visualize this. giselle is a 5'11" woman. what i was always amazed at was the sheer massiveness of lebron by comparison. not so much his height, but his deltoid is as big as her face. he could swallow her whole head. and look at the damn shoes

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Post#51 » by Dupp » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:45 am

5’7 is more of a dwarf or munchkin than a man.
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Post#52 » by ChuckChilly » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 am

Tukkerwolf wrote:
SlowPaced 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...


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.



You mean Isiah Thomas right? Isaiah would stand out in any crowd for being so short.


IT is 5'9. Thats about average man height.
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Post#53 » by Black Jack » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:57 am

GregOden wrote:
FinNasty wrote:


Yao's shoulders are pretty low and he had a short wingspan for his height. Despite being 7'5+ compared to the average NBA player he played more like he was 7'2 or so.


I can't be the only one to have heard speculation about Yao being given growth hormones as a child by some crazy state-run "make monster basketball players" program in China.
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Post#54 » by PlatinumState » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 am

YourBuddy wrote:Image


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That fat dude must be 8.5" if Pekovic is 6.11"
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Post#55 » by laika » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:54 am

PlatinumState wrote:
YourBuddy wrote:Image


:o
That fat dude must be 8.5" if Pekovic is 6.11"


The fan in the picture is 7' 8".
As stated before, many of these pictures are being taken from extremely distorted angles.
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Post#56 » by KingDavid » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:10 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...

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Post#57 » by Ayt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:52 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.


Harden measured 6-5.5 in shoes. Players are almost always listed by their height in shoes so round up and you have your 6-6.
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Post#58 » by Sofia » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:14 am

Geddy wrote:Yeah they're quite big alright

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Curry ain’t that big
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Post#59 » by Sofia » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

Dupp wrote:5’7 is more of a dwarf or munchkin than a man.

It’s not a man
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Post#60 » by FinNasty » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:23 am

Tacko Fall in high school....

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