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Old 07-20-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default What is the tallest first five in NBA history?

Is it the showtime Lakers?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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Is it the showtime Lakers?
Check this out...

1988 Lakers
Magic Johnson - 6'8"
Byron Scott - 6'3"
James Worthy - 6'9"
AC Green - 6'9"
KAJ - 7'2"
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Total - 403"


1985 Rockets
John Lucas 6'3"
Lewis Lloyd 6'6"
Rodney McCray 6'7"
Hakeem Olajuwon 7'0"
Ralph Sampson 7'4"
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Total - 404"


Crazy close.

Anyway, that Rockets team was the first to come to mind.

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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Showtime is up there.

TMac/Yao Rockets

Late 90's Bullets were pretty big.

90's Magic
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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1988 Lakers
Magic Johnson - 6'8"
Byron Scott - 6'3"
James Worthy - 6'9"
AC Green - 6'9"
KAJ - 7'2"
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Total - 34'1"


1985 Rockets
John Lucas 6'3"
Lewis Lloyd 6'6"
Rodney McCray 6'7"
Hakeem Olajuwon 7'0"
Ralph Sampson 7'4"
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Total - 34'0"



Crazy close.

Anyway, that Rockets team was the first to come to mind.

Hakeem was barely 6-10, if that. And Sampson was barely 7-2.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: What is the tallest first five in NBA history?

im pretty sure bulls started these lineups for all those times rodman was suspended

harper 6'6"
jordan 6'6"
pippen 6'7"
kukoc 6'11"
longley 7'2"
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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Hakeem was barely 6-10, if that. And Sampson was barely 7-2.
They're listed at 7'0" and 7'4". I assume we are going by their listed height? Otherwise, this devolves into nothing but petty disagreements about fractions of inches.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/HOU/1987.html
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:24 AM   #7
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im pretty sure bulls started these lineups for all those times rodman was suspended

harper 6'6"
jordan 6'6"
pippen 6'7"
kukoc 6'11"
longley 7'2"

Rodman actually didn't start sometimes just strategically in his last bulls season.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: What is the tallest first five in NBA history?

I think 90's bullet with Muresean, Howard and Webber.. Dunno if these 3 started at the same time..
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They're listed at 7'0" and 7'4". I assume we are going by their listed height? Otherwise, this devolves into nothing but petty disagreements about fractions of inches.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/HOU/1987.html

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.
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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.
Listed heights. Not your estimates based on one guy standing next to another guy. Or some random argument you had on the Internet. It really isn't difficult to understand.
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I think 90's bullet with Muresean, Howard and Webber.. Dunno if these 3 started at the same time..

I believe they did, I will investigate. good one.
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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.

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http://www.basketball-reference.com/...511030PHI.html

first game of 95 with sheed

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...611120WSB.html

first game of 96 with webber
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I think 90's bullet with Muresean, Howard and Webber.. Dunno if these 3 started at the same time..
^^^That is a good one.

Scott Skiles - 6'1"
Calbert Chaney - 6'7"
Chris Webber - 6'9"
Juwan Howard - 6'9"
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:33 AM   #15
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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 definitely not 6'8"
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