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CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 07:11 PM

Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
- Centers -

Yao Ming:
Height: 7-5.75 (7-5 October 2002, 7'5.75 September 2004)
Wingspan: 7-5
Standing Reach: 9-6.25 (3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length:10"
Playing Weight:
296lbs - early career
310lbs - mid career
276lbs - 2010 FIBA
Shoes: U.S. size 18

Mark Eaton:
Height: 7-3.75
Wingspan: 7-6
Playing Weight:
275lbs - rookie
297lbs - mid career

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Height: 7-1.88 (7-1.375 UCLA, 7-1.625 Bucks training camp, 7-1.88 Bucks training camp yr 2)
Wingspan: 7-5
Playing Weight:
228lbs - rookie
231lbs - 2nd season
235lbs - early career
240lbs - mid career
267lbs - late career
Shoes: U.S. size 16

Wilt Chamberlain:
Height: 7-1.06 (6-11.5 age 17, 7-1.06 age 23)
Wingspan: 7-8
Standing Reach: 9-6 (No adjustment needed - played in Chuck Taylors)
Hand Length: 9.5"
Hand Spread: 11.5"
Playing Weight:
225lbs - Kansas
230lbs - Globetrotters (signing on)
249lbs - Globetrotters (several weeks before leaving, evidently put on a lot of weight that year, lead to rookie list weight of 250lbs)
258lbs - Kutchers game just days prior to rookie debut
265lbs - 3rd season
275lbs - 4th season (list weight from there on out)
292lbs - 5th season
310lbs - late career
320lbs - maximum (overweight at training camp of 5th season)
Shoes: U.S. size 15

Shaquille O'Neal:
Height: 7-0.88 (At age 21, 7-0.63 NBA draft measurement 1, 7-0.88 draft measurement 2)
Wingspan: 7-7
Standing Reach: 9-4 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 11"
Hand Spread: 9"
Playing Weight:
280 - Freshman LSU Season
285 - Sophomore LSU Season
294 - Final LSU Season
301 - 1992 draft measurement 1
303 - 1992 draft measurement 2
315 - early career
325 - early-mid career
350 - mid-late career
368 - maximum (out of shape after an injury)
Shoes: U.S. size 22

Dave Cowens:
Height: 6-8.5
Wingspan: 6-9
Playing Weight:
230 - rookie

Wes Unseld:
Height: 6-5.75
Playing Weight:
245 - rookie
265 - mid career
280 - late career

Bill Russell:
Height: 6-9.63 (6-9.63 at age 21, Junior NCAA Season 1955)
Wingspan:7-4
Hand Length:10.5"
Playing Weight:
215 - rookie
222 - early career
230 - late career
240 - final season
Shoes: U.S. size 14
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- Center / Power Forwards -

Elvin Hayes:
Height: 6-9.5 (6-8.5 UCLA age 19, 6-9.5 UCLA age 21)
Wingspan:7-2
Playing Weight:
240 - Junior NCAA season
235 - early NBA career
240 - majority of NBA career
Shoes: U.S. size 16

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- Power Forwards -

Kevin Love:
Height: 6-7.75 (2008 draft age 20)
Wingspan: 6-11.25
Standing Reach: 8-8.75 (1.25 inch shoe adjusted)
Playing Weight:
255 - 2008 draft measurement
260 - 2nd season weight
265 - 3rd season weight
235 - 4th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 19

Bob Pettit:
Height: 6-8.25
Playing Weight:
210lbs - rookie
225lbs - mid career
245lbs - late career

______________________________________

- Small Forwards -

Lebron James:
Height: 6-7.25 (2003 draft at age 18)
Wingspan: 7-0.25
Standing Reach: 8-9.5 (3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9"
Hand Spread: 9.25"
Playing Weight:
245 - 2003 draft measurement
266 - 7th season weight
262 - 8th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 15
______________________________________

- Shooting Guards -

Michael Jordan:
Height: 6-4.88 (1992 U.S. Olympics at age 29)
Wingspan: 6-11.5
Standing Reach: 8-9.25 ( 3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9.75"
Hand Spread: 11.375"
Playing Weight:
195 - rookie
198 - early-career
205 - 1st 3peat
216 - 2nd 3peat
223 - Washington Wizards
Shoes: U.S. size 13

Kobe Bryant:
Height: 6-4.75
Wingspan: 6-11
Standing Reach: 8-9 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9.125"
Playing Weight:
174 - rookie
215 - 6th season weight
230 - 8th season weight
225 - 10th season weight
205 - 11th (to current) season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 14

Jerry West:
Height: ~6-4.125 (Recruited to WVU at 6-2.5 age 18, "just over" 6-4 at age 23)
Wingspan:6-9
Playing Weight:
174 - rookie
180 - mid-career
185 - late-career

Don Chaney:
Height: 6-5.5
Wingspan: 7-1
Playing Weight:
210 - rookie
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- Point Guards -

Oscar Robertson:
Height: 6-4.75 (At age 20, 1958 NCAA by trainer)
Playing Weight:
205 - rookie/draft measurement
220 - late career




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*Will Be Updated Periodically*

CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 07:13 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Made this new thread because I now have a lot more measurements than just Russell/Wilt/Kareem like my old thread

ILLsmak 04-28-2012 07:15 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
ITS DA PLAYOFFS SAVE THIS GARBAGE 4 DA OFFSEASON.

-Smak

millwad 04-28-2012 07:18 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ILLsmak
ITS DA PLAYOFFS SAVE THIS GARBAGE 4 DA OFFSEASON.

-Smak


Sorry, CavsFTW, but I have to agree with ILLsmak..

Enough of these threads already.

CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 07:21 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ILLsmak
ITS DA PLAYOFFS SAVE THIS GARBAGE 4 DA OFFSEASON.

-Smak


:kobe:

Don't worry bro the playoffs wont get delayed because of my posts

CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 07:21 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by millwad
Sorry, CavsFTW, but I have to agree with ILLsmak..

Enough of these threads already.


lol f*ck you guys

millwad 04-28-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
lol f*ck you guys


Haha, but they are sooooo booooooring... :oldlol:

Threads like this belongs in the off season or in the beginning of the season.

BankShot 04-28-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Better to have threads like this instead of 12 threads about the refs rigging the Miami/NY game

Nash 04-28-2012 07:25 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Who is the tallest player with the smallest wingspan and which player is the shortest with longest wingspan?

SuperPippen 04-28-2012 09:09 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
I actually find this information fascinating, CacaliersFTW, thanks for posting.

I'm surprised that Bill Russell only had size 14 shoes. I have size 14 shoes, and I'm only 6'4", compared to his 6'10.

bwink23 04-28-2012 10:09 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
Yao Ming:
Height: 7-5.75 (7-5 October 2002, 7'5.75 September 2004)
Wingspan: 7-5
Standing Reach: 9-6.25 (3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length:10"
Playing Weight:
296 - early career
310 - mid career
276 - 2010 FIBA
Shoes: U.S. size 18

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Height: 7-1.88 (7-1.375 UCLA, 7-1.625 Bucks training camp, 7-1.88 Bucks training camp yr 2)
Wingspan: 7-5
Playing Weight:
225lbs - rookie
231lbs - 2nd season
235lbs - early career
240lbs - mid career
267lbs - late career
Shoes: U.S. size 16

Wilt Chamberlain:
Height: 7-1.06 (6-11.5 age 17, 7-1.06 age 23)
Wingspan: 7-8
Standing Reach: 9-6 (No adjustment needed - played in Chuck Taylors)
Hand Length: 9.5"
Hand Spread: 11.5"
Playing Weight:
258 - rookie
265 - 3rd season
292 - 5th season
275 - mid career
285 - mid-late career
300 - late career
320 - maximum (overweight at training camp of 5th season)
Shoes: U.S. size 15

Shaquille O'Neal:
Height: 7-0.88 (At age 21, 7-0.63 NBA draft measurement 1, 7-0.88 draft measurement 2)
Wingspan: 7-7
Standing Reach: 9-4 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 11"
Hand Spread: 9"
Playing Weight:
280 - Freshman LSU Season
285 - Sophomore LSU Season
294 - Final LSU Season
301 - 1992 draft measurement 1
303 - 1992 draft measurement 2
315 - early career
325 - early-mid career
350 - mid-late career
368 - maximum (out of shape after an injury)
Shoes: U.S. size 22

Javale McGee:
Height: 6-11 (2008 draft age 20)
Wingspan: 7-6
Standing Reach: 9-5.5 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Playing Weight:
228 - January 2008 weight
237 - May 2008 weight (after physical training)
241 - 2008 draft measurement
252 - 4th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 18

Bill Russell:
Height: 6-9.5
Wingspan:7-4
Hand Length:10.5"
Playing Weight:
215 - rookie
222 - early career
230 - late career
240 - final season
Shoes: U.S. size 14

Elvin Hayes:
Height: 6-9.5 (6-8.5 UCLA age 19, 6-9.5 UCLA age 21)
Wingspan:7-2
Playing Weight:
240 - Junior NCAA season
235 - early NBA career
240 - majority of NBA career
Shoes: U.S. size 16

Dwight Howard:
Height: 6-9 (2004 draft at age 19)
Wingspan: 7-4.5
Standing Reach: 9-2.25 (1.25 inch shoes adjusted)
Playing Weight:
240 - 2004 draft measurement
265 - 3rd season weight
280 - 7th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 18

Kevin Love:
Height: 6-7.75 (2008 draft age 20)
Wingspan: 6-11.25
Standing Reach: 8-8.75 (1.25 inch shoe adjusted)
Playing Weight:
255 - 2008 draft measurement
260 - 2nd season weight
265 - 3rd season weight
235 - 4th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 19

Lebron James:
Height: 6-7.25 (2003 draft at age 18)
Wingspan: 7-0.25
Standing Reach: 8-9.5 (3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9"
Hand Spread: 9.25"
Playing Weight:
245 - 2003 draft measurement
266 - 7th season weight
262 - 8th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 15

Michael Jordan:
Height: 6-4.88 (1992 U.S. Olympics at age 29)
Wingspan: 6-11.5
Standing Reach: 8-9.25 ( 3/4 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9.75"
Playing Weight:
195 - rookie
198 - early-career
205 - 1st 3peat
216 - 2nd 3peat
223 - Washington Wizards
Shoes: U.S. size 13

Kobe Bryant:
Height: 6-4.75
Wingspan: 6-11
Standing Reach: 8-9 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 9.25"
Playing Weight:
174 - rookie
215 - 6th season weight
230 - 8th season weight
225 - 10th season weight
205 - 11th (to current) season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 14

Jerry West:
Height: ~6-4.125 (Recruited to WVU at 6-2.5 age 18, "just over" 6-4 at age 23)
Wingspan:6-9
Playing Weight:
174 - rookie
180 - mid-career
185 - late-career

Dwyane Wade:
Height: 6-3.75 (2003 draft at age 21)
Wingspan: 6-10.75
Standing Reach: 8-5 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Playing Weight:
210 - 2003 draft measurement
235 - 7th season weight
231 - 8th season weight
Shoes: U.S. size 13

More draft data:
www.draftexpress.com/measurements


:cheers:


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I can tell you right now, Kobe's hand length is not within a half inch of jordan's.....:no:

CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 10:54 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bwink23
I can tell you right now, Kobe's hand length is not within a half inch of jordan's.....:no:

MJ's hands are 10" and Kobe's 9.125 (1/8th rather than 1/4) now that I look at which is still closer than even I expected but here I'll give you the source - it doesn't sound right on paper but it doesn't seem as far fetched with the visual overlay - Jordans hands looked much broader despite the closeness in length. It's like Russell/Shaq's hand vs Wilt's - Wilt's hands were actually shorter but they were actually larger in surface area due to the spread

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...9814.htmlstory

bwink23 04-28-2012 11:04 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
MJ's hands are 10" and Kobe's 9.125 (1/8th rather than 1/4) now that I look at which is still closer than even I expected but here I'll give you the source - it doesn't sound right on paper but it doesn't seem as far fetched with the visual overlay - Jordans hands looked much broader despite the closeness in length. It's like Russell/Shaq's hand vs Wilt's - Wilt's hands were actually shorter but they were actually larger in surface area due to the spread

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...9814.htmlstory




This guy is Martell Webster, i doubt his hands are bigger than Jordan's.



http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images...jpg?1286032658

FindingTim 04-28-2012 11:46 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
haters... :coleman:
thanks for posting this, I found it really interesting.

observations:
-I can't believe I'm only one shoe size smaller than MJ...
-Dwight being 6'9 makes his defensive presence all the more impressive
-Dwyane Wade being 6'3 makes his whole career all the more impressive, especially his shot-blocking
-Shaq size 22 shoe :eek: -- that's absurd. Say you wear a size twelve, now look down at your foot. Imagine it being TEN inches longer. ridiculous.

CavaliersFTW 04-28-2012 11:54 PM

Re: Database of Rare And Interesting NBA Player Measurements
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bwink23
This guy is Martell Webster, i doubt his hands are bigger than Jordan's.



http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images...jpg?1286032658


your focusing too much on hand length. At least according to that graph, Jordans hands are not only longer than Kobe's by almost an inch but they are much much broader in appearance. Stretched out his thumb to pinky might be 2 full inches longer than Kobe's thumb to pinky measurement. I'm not saying the source is or isn't correct it's just something worth noting. If the source happens to be wrong, the error would be in the sillhouette of Kobe's hand size as Jordans have been cited by more than 1 source to be between 9 3/4 to 10 in length. Don't underestimate how much hand breadth contributes to the appearance of hand size


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