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    NBA rookie of the year jstern's Avatar
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    Default Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    Only one that I know that didn't was Tim Hardaway.

    Other athletes shave their legs also.

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    aerodynamics. less wind resistance so they can jump higher and run faster. much like why swimmers shave their body and head.




















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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    I've been watching the NBA for damn near all my life and I have never noticed that.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerGlove
    I've been watching the NBA for damn near all my life and I have never noticed that.....
    No homo?

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    They do?

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    they don't shave their legs lol. You just can't see the hair on black people's legs as easily.

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rezznor
    aerodynamics. less wind resistance so they can jump higher and run faster. much like why swimmers shave their body and head.



















    Nah, I'm thinking it probably has more to do with other stuff, for example if you slide on the floor with a harry body, then it's going to hurt. But I don't know. Definitely it helps with swimmers, but not sure why in basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpols
    they don't shave their legs lol. You just can't see the hair on black people's legs as easily.
    You can see it on Tim Hardaway and he's black. Plus the white players, no hair.

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    And it's not just their legs, it's their whole body.

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    wtf

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clocian-IGN
    wtf
    this was my reacticion

    i believe you guys are putting too much into this. jumping higher and running faster?? in a sport like swimming, where the difference between 1st and 2nd place are 0.000001 i could see how that matters, but how much higher could one jump with leg hair compared to those who dont have leg hair?

    and if they shaved to jump higher and run faster then what would be the point of some of them wearing double-sock, sleeves, etc (not the gear that matters like ankle braces i mean the unnecessary things)?

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    This was posted in another thread, and never thought I'd use it twice, but it suits this perfectly.






    Every heterosexual males reaction this tragedy of a thread.

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    Default Re: Why do Basketball Players Shave their Legs?

    i guess its better for massages and whatnot, better hygiene

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