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Basketman 06-08-2009 09:51 PM

How tall are you guys?
How tall are you? And how does it affect your game?

shlver 06-08-2009 10:24 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
5 foot 3, depends on how tall the other team is. If they're over a foot taller than me, then I'll play like Steve Nash, but if they're around my height or a couple inches taller, I turn into Allen Iverson.

Moose 06-08-2009 10:28 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
5'7 lol. I'll play PG when there are much taller players around. If not, then I'll play SG.

Basketman 06-08-2009 10:29 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
I'm only 5'8" myself, and I always feel concious about my height. I guess I shouldn't be though since the playground isn't the NBA. :D

Hypeair 06-08-2009 10:46 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
edit: almost a foot taller than all the posters above me!

Splitz77 06-08-2009 11:20 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
I'm 6', 17, wiegh around 150 ish..maybe less and I play the SF position..

GSW1984 06-08-2009 11:48 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
6'3'' and I weigh 225 it helps me in the Post but I can step out and hit jumpers.

dab0yech0 06-09-2009 12:03 AM

Re: How tall are you guys?
5'11" it affects me because I am a scoring PG. I can score just fine at any park I play at or lower division rec leagues but when I play against pro players and college players, my role turns into Jannero Pargo

Grinder 06-09-2009 12:26 AM

Re: How tall are you guys?
6'6" and at the park I'll usually end up playing center. I can dunk without taking any steps so that's a big advantage on the playground. In high school I played SF.

GiveItToBurrito 06-09-2009 12:51 AM

Re: How tall are you guys?
5"11, but I lift weights a lot, so I'm usually the strongest person on the court. If I'm just playing one on one or two on two, I'll usually post up if the guy I'm playing is strong, or just try to slash from the perimeter if the guy is too weak for it to really be fair for me to post him up. If I'm playing with a lot of people, though, I tend to try to shoot from the outside or use stepback jumpers, since a tallish help defender could easily block my shot if I'm posting up in the paint.

phoenix18 06-09-2009 10:37 AM

Re: How tall are you guys?
5 feet 10 inches of basketball awesomeness!

dd24 06-09-2009 11:48 AM

Re: How tall are you guys?
I'm 6'3" and typically end up playing center even though I'm more of a SG or SF. I need taller friends :). I guess it helps my game in the fact that it forces me to post up more and work on that aspect of it.

Geandily 06-09-2009 12:09 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
6'4 and 205~ yeah like the guy above me I usually end up playing center haha.

I suck pretty bad though, if I was any shorter I wouldn't have a chance at really doing anything, my handles are terrible, pretty much all I can do is hit jumpshots and wide open layups. I could dunk for a little while (usually the ball would fall out of my weak hands) but I got kind of bored with working out and lost a few inches on my vertical.

Defensively and with rebounding and passing I'm good though. My instincts are good, like I know what would be GOOD to do in a situation I just usually am incapable of doing anything other than wide open layups and jumpshots. So yeah with the almost complete lack of skills that I have height is very very important for me because big parts of my "game" are rebounding and defense.

With all of that said, I'm way better than anybody I play with ( computer nerds ) once in a while somebody that's actually good will come and beat us pretty bad with actual dribbles, that's always pretty fun! My athleticism and height are really wasted on me, I apologize to any short ballers for wasting my body type :(

JayJay23 06-09-2009 01:42 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
I am 5"9...and needs to find a local team :cheers:

KeylessEntry 06-09-2009 03:57 PM

Re: How tall are you guys?
6'0". I usually play PG at the park because my handles are good and I am good at slashing into the lane and finishing a layup or finding an open teamate. Back in high school I was the tallest player on my team, so I had to play center.

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