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Old 07-20-2012, 02:50 AM   #31
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how about the 2002-2003 Mavericks

PG: Nash 6-3
SG: Finley 6-7
SF: Nowitzki 7-0
PF: Lafrentz 6-11
C : Bradley 7-6

One of those anomaly lineups... There should be some perameters, though, because Bradley was not the normal starter on that team and he only started just 39 games (due to injuries, I believe). Najera was their normal starter with the other four you listed.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:52 AM   #32
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Hey, I was MERELY pointing out the well known fact that Hakeem was nowhere near 7-0, and Sampson was nowhere near 7-4. As for the rest, yes, you could argue these "listed heights" until the cows come home. And, as we have already read, you could also argue the listed lineups, as well. I suppose you could find a roster with five players around 7-0+ and use that as an example, too.

In any case, I apologize to those that I may have offended by posting about Hakeem's and Sampson's actual heights.
Haha.

I probably overreacted. Sorry.

I just thought it was a pretty interesting thread idea and I didn't want to see it devolve into a spat about listed heights vs. actual heights (which has been widely discussed on this board).

No hard feelings.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:53 AM   #33
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I am going by ACTUAL heights.

Eaton TOWERED over Sampson. And there are those that claim that Hakeem was only 6-8. He was certainly nowhere near 7-0.


hakeem was 6ft 10 ish.




i think sampson was 7ft 1- 7ft 2 range. he certainly was nowhere near 7ft 4.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:54 AM   #34
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:56 AM   #35
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Shaq was over 7'1 barefoot I believe. Hard to judge how big anyone is next to him.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:56 AM   #36
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Haha.

I probably overreacted. Sorry.

I just thought it was a pretty interesting thread idea and I didn't want to see it devolve into a spat about listed heights vs. actual heights (which has been widely discussed on this board).

No hard feelings.

Me too.

I enjoy the discussions on this forum, or else I wouldn't waste my time here. And I appreciate the moderators here, as well, even if I don't always agree with them (nor am I always right either.) Let's face it...this is a SPORTS forum here. This is not a matter of life-and-death.

Once again, I apologize. I too over-reacted.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:00 AM   #37
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Shaq was over 7'1 barefoot I believe. Hard to judge how big anyone is next to him.

I think I read where he was just slightly under 7-1 (rounded up to 7-1..it was very close.)

Most have Hakeem at 6-10 (which is what I initially claimed, although, once again, there were articles claiming he was as small as 6-8.) And Eaton was a almost 7-4, and he claimed that Sampson was about 7-2. I could probably dig some other info up, too (I think he was 7-1 in high school), but it is not a big deal.

I'm sorry I mentioned it.

Carry on...
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:01 AM   #38
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An interesting one that didn't immediately come to mind...

1996 Pacers
Mark Jackson 6'1"
Reggie Miller 6'7"
Derrick McKey 6'9"
Dale Davis 6'11"
Rik Smits 7'4"

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/IND/1996.html

That would put them at 404"... Same as the (listed) '86 Rockets and 1" under the '95 Bullets. Seems like 40'5" is still the number to beat.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:14 AM   #39
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:18 AM   #40
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how about the 2002-2003 Mavericks

PG: Nash 6-3
SG: Finley 6-7
SF: Nowitzki 7-0
PF: Lafrentz 6-11
C : Bradley 7-6

Still 34'3, tied for first.
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I thought 1 foot is 12 inches ...
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:30 AM   #42
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Still 34'3, tied for first.
I feel like there should be some kind of stipulation... Like, each guy had to start over half of the season's games to be considered a "starter." Bradley only started around 35 games that year.

I was thinking about maybe one of the Sixers teams with Manute Bol, but then I realized that Barkley being so relatively short for a PF would likely cancel out any major advantage that Bol gave them.

How about this one...

2005 Rockets
Rafer Alston - 6'2"
Chuck Hayes - 6'6"
Tracy McGrady - 6'8"
Shane Battier - 6'8"
Yao Ming - 7'6"

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Total - 402"

It is amazing how close these top ones are. 34'3" is still standing.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:34 AM   #43
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RedBlackAttack,
I thought 1 foot is 12 inches ...
LOL!

You are right. I've been calculating these incorrectly in my haste to get them done quickly. Basically, you need to add 1' to every team per 6'0" or over player and 1'2" to every team per player 7'0 or over.

In other words, an entire recalculation is in order.

It's late.
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I am going by ACTUAL heights.

Eaton TOWERED over Sampson. And there are those that claim that Hakeem was only 6-8. He was certainly nowhere near 7-0.


Hakeem in his own book said he was 6"10 without shoes.



LeBron was a hair under 6"8 without shoes -

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I feel like there should be some kind of stipulation... Like, each guy had to start over half of the season's games to be considered a "starter." Bradley only started around 35 games that year.

I was thinking about maybe one of the Sixers teams with Manute Bol, but then I realized that Barkley being so relatively short for a PF would likely cancel out any major advantage that Bol gave them.

How about this one...

2005 Rockets
Rafer Alston - 6'2"
Chuck Hayes - 6'6"
Tracy McGrady - 6'8"
Shane Battier - 6'8"
Yao Ming - 7'6"

_________________

Total - 34'0"

It is amazing how close these top ones are. 34'3" is still standing.


this is better

2007 rockets

Rafer Alston - 6'2"
Tracy McGrady - 6'8"
Shane Battier - 6'8"
Luis Scola - 6'9"
Yao Ming - 7'6"


bingo. i got you another 3 inches. scola did start 39 games that season.
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