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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCheazley
    Steroids dont make you taller...
    Growth Hormones administered in adolescents do?

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    Pippen, James, Odom. They all have one thing in common, they're biig guys that can handle the ball. Obviously due to being around six feet for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97 bulls
    Pippen, James, Odom. They all have one thing in common, they're biig guys that can handle the ball. Obviously due to being around six feet for a few years.
    Really is beneficial. Alot of bigs never learn the ball handling skills they should because as kids they just use their size and athleticism to dominate other teams. From what I've read most coaches in those junior leagues don't bother teaching the right skills either.

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    I don't think any of these NBA players used HGH. They just have freakish genetics.

    I know 2 kids who had HGH treatment when they were teenagers. They are both seriously uncoordinated and just look goofy as hell. I think your brain knows how tall you are supposed to be, and when you go messing with that you lose coordination and athleticism. Your brain also knows how much you are supposed to weigh, both of these guys are really scrawny. Also their arms/legs grew more than their bodies.

    I knew one of them before he did it. One kid went from like 5'4-5'5 to around 6'3.

    I wish I was that tall, but I wouldn't trade my athleticism and coordination for it.

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    Kevin Garnett is a self-admitted, "6'13".

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    Captain America Steve Rogers

    From 5'7" to 6'2"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sff8gNloRRs

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    Burks was also a pg and grew at least a few inches.

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    yi jianlan 5'8 to 7 feet in 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by inclinerator
    yi jianlan 5'8 to 7 feet in 6 months
    He also went from 21 years old to 19 years old!

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    Wait so when do you legit stop growing? I'm 18 and 6'2 so I'm just wondering if there's still some growing left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebron23

    David Robinson - 5'9 his junior year of high school and 6'7 his senior year and then 7'0 in College.
    That one is the most impressive one to me.

    What about Pete Maravich? Everything I've read and watched on him mentions how tiny he was in high school but he ended up topping out at 6'5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDunk
    Wait so when do you legit stop growing? I'm 18 and 6'2 so I'm just wondering if there's still some growing left?
    I was 5'8" entering my 10th grade year and was 6'4" by the beginning of my senior year (15-17 years old). I've grew two more inches in the next year after I graduated, from 18-19 years old. I knew a growth spurt was inevitable. I had a size 13 shoe despite only being 5'8"-5'9" in 10th grade. My dad had a similar growth spurt too. He went from 5'8" to 6'3" from 10th grade to 11th grade.

    It's also not unheard of to hear of people growing a few more inches into their early 20s. I don't know how old Paul George is but he grew two inches this past off-season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meticode
    I went from 5'7" to 6'1" in one year, been at 6'1" since I was 16 or 17. Too bad my weight went form 175 up to 238, btu that happened over the course of 4-5 years, right now I'm back down to 225, shooting for 200 even by April. So far I've lost 13 pounds in 17 days.
    Not healthy dude, too many pounds in too few days.

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    yeeek humans are so weird how we grow like plants
    and with the length comes the bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by c3z4r
    Not healthy dude, too many pounds in too few days.
    Depends on how he's doing it.

    If he's starving himself, yeah.

    If he was eating 4000-5000 calories a day of sugary junk food and booze while playing video games, and now is eating 2000 of veggies and lean protein while working out regularly, then he's fine.

    I had a friend back in high school who I saw during the summer who must of been a couple of inches shorter than me. Later that year during school, I was looking up at him. Maybe 4-5 inches within a year. It was really ****ing annoying.
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