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Old 05-26-2011, 02:28 AM   #31
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Allen Iverson is more like 5'10 then 6

Amar'e is more like 6'8 then 6'10

Amare is like 6'8.5" or so. Seen him and spoke with him briefly with some friends in a club on Thanksgiving Eve.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:14 AM   #32
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except in some cases. supposedly sheed is a full 7' in shoes, but didnt want to have the big stiff stigma.

I'm convinced that Walton and Kareem were each at least two inches taller than they were listed.

Walton still looked to be over 7' tall when I met him just 12 years ago.

Having seen Kareem and Manute Bol stand side by side and seeing a barely noticeable difference, I believe Kareem to have been about 7'5"

Garnett is over 7' tall and always has been listed at 6'11"

I also believe, though never saw him close enough to be sure, that Wilt was a good 7'2" or 7'3". He dwarfs even the legit 7' guys from his era.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:19 AM   #33
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I'd be surprised if Blake Griffin is 6'10" with shoes on.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:20 AM   #34
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Everyone should be weighe and measured independantly barefoot and in underwear by league at training camp every season and listed as such on nba.com.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:49 AM   #35
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I'm convinced that Walton and Kareem were each at least two inches taller than they were listed.

Walton still looked to be over 7' tall when I met him just 12 years ago.

Having seen Kareem and Manute Bol stand side by side and seeing a barely noticeable difference, I believe Kareem to have been about 7'5"

Garnett is over 7' tall and always has been listed at 6'11"

I also believe, though never saw him close enough to be sure, that Wilt was a good 7'2" or 7'3". He dwarfs even the legit 7' guys from his era.

I think that, at a minimum, and measuring in shoes, that Wilt would have been listed at 7-3 and Kareem at 7-4 in today's NBA. And those are conservative estimates.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:59 AM   #36
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I think an interesting comparison would have been a 6-10 (barefoot) world-class leaper with an enormous wing-span, in Russell, ...and 6-11 (in shoes), Dwight Howard.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:01 AM   #37
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Yao ming is really 7'7
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:03 AM   #38
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Some other heights of players:

Z is 7'2" barefeet, 7'3" in shoes
Lebron is 6'8" barefeet, 6'9" in shoes
Dirk in reality is 6'11" barefeet, 7'0 in shoes
Durant was measured 6'9" barefeet in Olympics, so the claims of him being a "7 footer" are completely out of the ass. He just looks very long due to his skinny limbs
Dirk might have been 6-11 when he was 19 and was measured for the combine but he is easily over 7 foot now.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:05 AM   #39
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Dirk was a good 2"(maybe more) taller than Durant when they were face to face talking to each other after Dallas won the series tonight.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:23 AM   #40
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Iverson 5'10 and he can have sick dunks

No, Iverson is about 6 feet, he's definitely taller than guys like Jameer Nelson and JJ Barea, who are listed at 6 feet, but definitely look shorter than AI, but iirc, someone on this message board knows Jameer and says he's close to his NBA listing.

As far as Durant, pretty sure I saw an interview from training camp where he said he was 6'9.5" w/o shoes and around 6'11" with them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:32 AM   #41
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They should be measures in shoes, that's what they play in.


I'd love to see shaq measured and weighed. Dude has to be bigger than listed in both height and weight.

I guarantee he is atleast 7'2 and 350. Easy. He makes Dwight Howard look like a little kid. Literally.

Except people wear different shoes for the combine than when they play...
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #42
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I'm convinced that Walton and Kareem were each at least two inches taller than they were listed.

Walton still looked to be over 7' tall when I met him just 12 years ago.

Having seen Kareem and Manute Bol stand side by side and seeing a barely noticeable difference, I believe Kareem to have been about 7'5"

Garnett is over 7' tall and always has been listed at 6'11"

I also believe, though never saw him close enough to be sure, that Wilt was a good 7'2" or 7'3". He dwarfs even the legit 7' guys from his era.
While I agree that heights fro prior eras can be understated, we're going a little too far here.

Kareem was about a legit 7'2", maybe a fraction over, about Big Z's height. But 7'5" is crazy.

Wilt was a legit 7'+ and could be listed at 7'2" in today's league.

Garnett is just shy of 7'; Shaq has at least 1.5" on him.

Walton is 7'.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:14 AM   #43
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While I agree that heights fro prior eras can be understated, we're going a little too far here.

Kareem was about a legit 7'2", maybe a fraction over, about Big Z's height. But 7'5" is crazy.

Wilt was a legit 7'+ and could be listed at 7'2" in today's league.

Garnett is just shy of 7'; Shaq has at least 1.5" on him.

Walton is 7'.

What do you know that I don't?

What's crazy about Kareem being 7'5"? I literally stood 20 feet from him and Manute Bol standing on a basketball court and he did not look noticeably shorter. Combine that with several players who say he was definitely taller than his listed 7'2" and I think it's a pretty close estimation.

Garnett's over 7", Shaq's probably a legit 7'1 without shoes. And nobody looks bigger than him, not even Yao.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:26 AM   #44
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No matter how big you are, you don't look bigger than Shaq.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #45
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What do you know that I don't?

What's crazy about Kareem being 7'5"? I literally stood 20 feet from him and Manute Bol standing on a basketball court and he did not look noticeably shorter. Combine that with several players who say he was definitely taller than his listed 7'2" and I think it's a pretty close estimation.

Garnett's over 7", Shaq's probably a legit 7'1 without shoes. And nobody looks bigger than him, not even Yao.





I guess Bynum is about 7'5'' too
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