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Old 04-13-2012, 11:45 PM   #61
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Scary how KD has got essentially the same wingspan as these guys

Same as Russ and D12 basically - he's basically the same height too
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Same as Russ and D12 basically - he's basically the same height too
KD is 7'4"-5" from what I have heard, could be an exaggerated figure though.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #63
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KD is 7'4"-5" from what I have heard, could be an exaggerated figure though.

No It's true, 7'4.5 wingspan identical to Dwight's measurement, and he was 6'9 at the draft also identical to Dwights draft measurement.

Russ was about 6'10 with a wingspan of 7'4
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No It's true, 7'4.5 wingspan identical to Dwight's measurement, and he was 6'9 at the draft also identical to Dwights draft measurement.

Russ was about 6'10 with a wingspan of 7'4
KD has def grown an inch or two, he looks like a legit 7 footer now, at least that's what I get from comparing him with the league's big men.
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What's Bob Cousy's measurements BTW?
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:02 AM   #66
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KD has def grown an inch or two, he looks like a legit 7 footer now, at least that's what I get from comparing him with the league's big men.

Depends on who your comparing him too because keep in mind the league's "7 footers" are usually not 7 feet tall. close to 6'10 is not unreasonable. IMO he's def not near 7 foot, it just looks that way because he's the one honeset dude who chose to be listed barefoot while everyone else in the league inflates the f*ck out of their listed height

IE, he and Dwight identical measurements... Dwight listed 6'11 and KD 6'9

It really ****s with peoples minds when they try to figure out player heights by comparing photographs
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:04 AM   #67
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What's Bob Cousy's measurements BTW?

All I know is that he was about 6'1 barefoot same as Steve Nash
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Depends on who your comparing him too because keep in mind the league's "7 footers" are usually not 7 feet tall. close to 6'10 is not unreasonable. IMO he's def not near 7 foot, it just looks that way because he's the one honeset dude who chose to be listed barefoot while everyone else in the league inflates the f*ck out of their listed height

IE, he and Dwight identical measurements... Dwight listed 6'11 and KD 6'9

It really ****s with peoples minds when they try to figure out player heights by comparing photographs
Time for me to post my famous pic

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Time for me to post my famous pic

KD's got a really flat head!
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What's the measurements of 7'2" Artist Gilmore of the Chicago Bulls?
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I'll keep him in mind to start looking, I might not find much on him it's usually only the "impressive" specimens that people go out of their way to take detailed measurements of. Some of the older era players don't even get measured (Hakeem, Ewing, Ralph Sampson) - Sampson outright refused when pressured for it (because he's virtually the same height as Kareem, if not a smidge shorter, he isn't 7'4). But if IIRC Barkley's precise height was 6'4 7/8 (or maybe it was 5/8) for the '92 Olympics. There's a popular pic of him being arrested that people like to use to suggest otherwise but that is him in whatever shoes he was wearing - barefoot he's very often cited to be right around 6'5
Straight from the horse's mouth. Seems believable.
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Barkley is a freak of nature. He's 5 inches shorter than your average PF in the NBA.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #73
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Barkley is a freak of nature. He's 5 inches shorter than your average PF in the NBA.

Barkley played in the 60's...under the name of Elgin Baylor.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #74
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What's the measurements of 7'2" Artist Gilmore of the Chicago Bulls?

Best source I've come up with said that he's "about a 1/4 inch taller than Wilt Chamberlain"

Which would make his height in the ballpark of 7 foot 1.31"
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Updated - order is now by height, added Lebron James
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