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Old 08-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Can a player who can't palm the ball able to become an allstar/superstar in the NBA?

Or would he even get in to the NBA?
I think no because there's no way they can compete at that level without better ball handling. They might get away with small hands in high school.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Could Iverson palm the ball? Supposedly Kobe has small hands. Can he?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Could Iverson palm the ball? Supposedly Kobe has small hands. Can he?
yes easily he had big hands
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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I don't think Steve Francis could palm the ball.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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I don't think Steve Francis could palm the ball.
From what I've heard and seen, this is truthful. I'm sure he's not alone.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
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Default Re: Can a player who can't palm the ball able to become an allstar/superstar in the NBA?

I don't think JJ Hickson can palm the ball very well because he has tiny hands for a 6'8" guy, but he's not an all star, and neer will be. Might prove your first point , but dispells the second. I doubt Tiny could palm the ball, and I would imagine Nate Robinson would have difficulty palming.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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Contrary to what one may believe, I've heard on numerous occasions that Ben Wallace could barely palm a basketball. From a personal standpoint, I tend to recall a number of instances where the ball would squirt out of his hands on a dunk attempt. I suppose it still he could palm, just not too well.
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Default Re: Can a player who can't palm the ball able to become an allstar/superstar in the NBA?

Umm...

I don't think big hands correlates to ball handling skills...Or else the best ball handlers in the league would be the big 7 footers.

So being able to palm the ball wouldn't help you out except for doing things like Jordan used to do in the air while palming the ball, or palming the ball and swinging it around as you are on the ground and before you start your dribble (using it as you jab step and stuff).
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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Josh Smith can't palm a ball.
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Umm...

I don't think big hands correlates to ball handling skills...Or else the best ball handlers in the league would be the big 7 footers.

So being able to palm the ball wouldn't help you out except for doing things like Jordan used to do in the air while palming the ball, or palming the ball and swinging it around as you are on the ground and before you start your dribble (using it as you jab step and stuff).
Just because you are tall doesn't mean you will have big hands.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #14
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Ben Wallace is on the can't palm the ball list.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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How can an nba player not palm the ball? I'm 5'11 and can palm a ball
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