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Old 03-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: Russell, Chamberlain, Kareem - How did they measure up?:

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So Wilt had the highest wing-span ever? I can't think of anyone else who would be close to that except maybe Ralph Sampson or some obscure draft bust player who ended up riding the bench/getting played out of the league.

No, I remember having read that Manute Bol had a wingspan of 8'4. He's definitely #1, and it's probably not close to #2 (it's much more interesting to me to know who #2 was).
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #17
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Default Re: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell - Detailed Player Measurements

Scratch that, Bol is actually given at 8'6 or 102 inches.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:07 AM   #18
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Default Re: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell - Detailed Player Measurements

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/199...l-is-averaging
http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-ph...displays-hands
(Russell's hand length measurement comes from the research done by the author of the book "The Rivalry")



Shaq's got long fingers and long palms, but short thumbs.
Shaq's Right Hand Measurement:
11 inches long
9 inches wide.





No Width Measurement. Length is almost the same as Shaq's.
10.5 inches long






Wilt's got very stout, broad hands in comparison to both of these guys. I notice he palms the ball far far more often, and more confidently and securely than Russ or Shaq (almost anyone really). I'm guessing that hand spread is more beneficial for palming vs hand length, could be that he just has stronger hands though.
Wilt's Right Hand Measurement:
9.5 inches long
11.5 inches wide









Wilt's hand width and Shaq's and Russell's hand length's are virtually unmatched on www.draftexpress.com/measurements

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Old 03-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #19
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Brilliant research as always.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:52 AM   #20
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Hand measurements?

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:07 AM   #21
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Hand measurements?


You entered a thread titled "Detailed Player Measurements"

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #22
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Default Re: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell - Detailed Player Measurements

Bill Russell weight progression:
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rookie - 215lbs



1963-64 - 222lbs
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...l+pounds&hl=en



1967-68 - 230lbs
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...y+weight&hl=en

1968 season, Russell blocks 245lb Willis Reed


1968-69 - 240lbs
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...l+pounds&hl=en

1969 season, Russell in the post against 255lb Wayne Embry.


For comparison:

***215lbs is the rookie weight of Kevin Durant***
www.draftexpress.com/measurements

***David Robinson was 226lbs in the 1988 Olympics***
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/59884817.html?dids=59884817:59884817&FMT=ABS&FMTS= ABS:FT&date=May+21%2C+1988&author=MARK+HEISLER&pub =Los+Angeles+Times+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&desc=U.S.+Olympic+Men's+Basketball+ Trials+The+Real+David+Robinson+Surfaces+Again&pqat l=google

***240lbs is the rookie weight of Dwight Howard***
www.draftexpress.com/measurements

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #23
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Speaking of hand measurements, I was just looking down the database list on DraftExpress and a couple jumped out at me.

Corey Joseph at 6'3" (in shoes) has a hand length of 10.25 inches.
Olu Ashaolu (still in college) at 6'6" has a hand length of 11.25 inches.

Kawhi Leonard at 6'7" has some big hands too: 9.75" long and 11.25 inches wide.
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Just added Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard to the original post for direct comparison - Shaquille O'Neal and Wilt Chamberlain both have the most complete set of measurements
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Great work once again.
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Just added Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard to the original post for direct comparison - Shaquille O'Neal and Wilt Chamberlain both have the most complete set of measurements
When was Shaq at his maximum? What year, like?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #27
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Default Re: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell - Detailed Player Measurements

I think Wilt's standing reach might be a bit high. Russell and Wilt both said in interviews that Russell had an equal or longer standing reach then Wilt despite him being shorter.
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I think Wilt's standing reach might be a bit high. Russell and Wilt both said in interviews that Russell had an equal or longer standing reach then Wilt despite him being shorter.

You might be mistaking Russell for Thurmond, I've personally never seen that interview you speak of but if they have said that, and you have a link i'd like to watch it. As a 6'11.5" 17 year old he's almost capable of touching the rim flat-footed (In his Chuck Taylors... shoes that won't even prop you up)

KU is the source for his standing reach, and that number is oft-cited by others which I can link tonight. It is well within reason given all his other measurements, and in today's shoes he'd probably register as a 9'7 standing reach - which would be exactly what one would expect based on other peoples measurements at www.draftexpress.com

Any implication that Russell has a 9'6 standing reach is what'd be hard to believe. Maximum reach maybe, but standing doesn't sound right.

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You might be mistaking Russell for Thurmond, I've personally never seen that interview you speak of but if they have said that, and you have a link i'd like to watch it. As a 6'11.5" 17 year old he's almost capable of touching the rim flat-footed (In his Chuck Taylors... shoes that won't even prop you up)

KU is the source for his standing reach, and that number is oft-cited by others which I can link tonight. It is well within reason given all his other measurements, and in today's shoes he'd probably register as a 9'7 standing reach - which would be exactly what one would expect based on other peoples measurements at www.draftexpress.com

Any implication that Russell has a 9'6 standing reach is what'd be hard to believe. Maximum reach maybe, but standing doesn't sound right.

Well thats what he said. I probably won't be able the interview because I don't even remember what the original subject was, but I've heard it said a couple of times so I don't really doubt it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #30
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Well thats what he said. I probably won't be able the interview because I don't even remember what the original subject was, but I've heard it said a couple of times so I don't really doubt it.

Well go ahead and believe that - but it doesn't make Wilt's any less than 9'6, which is cite-able
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