Did Domantas Sabonis have the craziest growth spurt ever? Or is he lying about his size

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Did Domantas Sabonis have the craziest growth spurt ever? Or is he lying about his size 

Post#1 » by peZt » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:08 pm

Domantas Sabonis was measured at 6'10 IN SHOES in 2015 when he was 19, so most likely done growing. That would put him at 6'8,75 barefoot or let's say 6'9.

Measured 6’10’’ in shoes, with a 6’10.5’’ wingspan and 238 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

https://www.nbadraft.net/players/domantas-sabonis/

The NBA now lists him at 7'1
https://www.nba.com/player/1627734/domantas-sabonis

So either he grew 3-4 inches after the age of 19 or this is the most extreme case of inflated height in the NBA.


7'1 is Gobert, Embiid, Roy Hibbert, Brook Lopez type of height btw
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Re: Did Domantas Sabonis have the craziest growth spurt ever? Or is he lying about his size 

Post#2 » by SeattleJazzFan » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:14 pm

ESPN has him at 7’, bball reference at 6’11. Honestly it seems like these sites are pulling the numbers out of their asses
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Post#3 » by JujitsuFlip » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:21 pm

No, I don't think anyone will top Rodman... Dude grew 8 inches after high school.
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Post#4 » by evilution » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:21 pm

SeattleJazzFan wrote:ESPN has him at 7’, bball reference at 6’11. Honestly it seems like these sites are pulling the numbers out of their asses


Nah, Sabonis is the one LYING about his SIZE! Throw him out of the league! /s
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Post#5 » by naabzor » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:26 pm

I mean Embiid is listed at 7 so yeah, completely bull.
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Post#6 » by cupcakesnake » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:26 pm

He does look bigger than when he came into the league. Might just be the added strength and stronger beard game though.

I wouldn't put much weight (or height!) into NBA.com or any other random site's listed heights. There's nothing official about them. I'm not sure what the process is but I think they just list the guys at whatever height they feel like.

Sabonis looks big but not 7'1". Wouldn't be insane if he grew an inch and a bit and might be scraping 7'0" in shoes.
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Post#7 » by Shohoku High » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:28 pm

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That's 2019. Same height as Turner who is 6'11".
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Post#8 » by JayMKE » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:29 pm

lol Sabonis giving himself an extra 2", if he's 7'1" then a lot of guys are 7'3"
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Post#9 » by Saint_Killa » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:31 pm

He`s 6'10"-6"11 being absolute max'ish.
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Post#10 » by Thaddy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:40 pm

Doesn't matter the height if he can't protect the rim. The Kings will likely need to find a 4 that can do that if they want to improve their contention odds.
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Post#11 » by UcanUwill » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:41 pm

He is most definitely not 7'1, it is just NBA thing. As Euro you know to any Euro to NBA transfer, we add 2 inches on player height, cause NBA, they like being perceived as tallest, even when its fraudulent.
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Post#12 » by Spice Melange » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:41 pm

JujitsuFlip wrote:No, I don't think anyone will top Rodman... Dude grew 8 inches after high school.


David Robinson. 5'9 Junior year of High School, 6'6 Senior year of High school. Then 2 years later 7'0

Dwight Howard. 5'10 in 8th grade, 2 years later 6'9
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Post#13 » by johanliebert » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:44 pm

Didn’t nba teams measure all players in 2020 during the heild fiasco.
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Post#15 » by OxAndFox » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:16 pm

Yeah...players don't get to pick their own height.
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Post#16 » by TheNG » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:22 pm

Any guy would want to add 2 more inches to himself
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Post#17 » by LakersLegacy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:07 pm

TheNG wrote:Any guy would want to add 2 more inches to himself


Unless your wife is complaining about it already
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Post#18 » by Mickey8 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:18 pm

Of course they are lying, he's hardly 6"10 , Jokic is definitely 6"11 in the shoes and he's much taller than Sabonis. Sabonis and Sengun are basically the same height.
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Post#19 » by Mickey8 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:19 pm

Shohoku High wrote:Image
That's 2019. Same height as Turner who is 6'11".

They are not, bad angles will do wonders. Turner is taller.
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Post#20 » by Mickey8 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:21 pm

naabzor wrote:I mean Embiid is listed at 7 so yeah, completely bull.

Embiid is legit 7 footer.

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