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Old 07-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #541
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It helps you see over the defense ala Magic for the sweet pass.
Otherwise, it just makes people wish you played bigger. Standing reach is where its at. Wingspan helps get into the passing lanes and block shots/release shots. It does take a condor a bit more time to get his arms up than a T-rex, but a shorter guys with longer arms makes up for any delay with quicker feet (shorter guys can respond quicker laterally).
I have the same built as Dwight Howard (except I am about a foot shorter and 130 lbs lighter) or Shawn Marion. I am only 5,9"-ish but I have the 'high shoulders syndrome'. As such, it looks like I don't have a neck because my shoulders are so high, square, and broad.

I was in the park with a 5,11" guy on a basketball court. Despite being a good inch taller or more taller, my shoulder height was the same as his. My wingspan is nearly 6,2". As such, my standing reach was the same as his (we actually compared) . I may only be 176 cm (in the morning, but in the late evening because of daily height strinkage I am only 174 cm ish), but I can touch the 8' (243 cm) of my apartment without leaving the floor at all because of my relatively long arms and high shoulders!
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:46 PM   #542
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also look at the torso, Howards torso is up higher. with his longer arms he plays bigger than Bosh.People read into height too much.

Eddie House and Iverson are the same height, but iversons torso is up higher showing his height mostly in his legs, with his wingspan that allows him to play 3 inches taller.
I didn't notice Howard's torso is higher than Bosh's, but thanks for pointing that out . It's pretty obvious if you look closely I suppose (because Howard's waist is slightly higher than Bosh's).

btw, contrary to popular belief, the difference in neck length between ppl is more apparent than real. The main reason why some ppl seem to have short or long necks (excluding double chins) is because of shoulder elevation/height. Somebody like Dwight Howard or Shawn Marion only appear to have a short neck because of having high or square shoulders. Somebody like Bosh or Yao only appear to have a longer neck because of lower or sloping shoulders.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #543
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6`8 Grant Hill...next to Charles


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Old 07-24-2009, 01:00 PM   #544
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Chuck Hayes is 6'2''...I stood next to him in RL.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #545
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Terrible picture...
I agree...btw is anyone a Celebheight user? I got the Chris Bosh/Dwight Howard pic from that site.
He's a pic of the 6,4 3/4" MJ and the 7,5" Yao (note those are their barefoot heights)...
I haven't seen a pic of Yao standing next to somebody who's noticably taller than him...
Here's Yao and Shawn Bradley...they both seem to the same height...

And Shawn Bradley trying to block Yao



btw, I think 7,4" Mark Eaton might have the same shoulder height as 7,5" Yao. He has a very short neck and broad high shoulders unlike Yao who has narrow droopy shoulders and a long neck .
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:47 PM   #546
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Everyones heights are with shoes on so their listings are 1.25 inches more than they really are
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:18 AM   #547
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This pic looks like Barkley is about 6 foot 7
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:32 AM   #548
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Chuck Hayes is 6'2''...I stood next to him in RL.
6'2?
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #549
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I agree...btw is anyone a Celebheight user? I got the Chris Bosh/Dwight Howard pic from that site.
He's a pic of the 6,4 3/4" MJ and the 7,5" Yao (note those are their barefoot heights)...
I haven't seen a pic of Yao standing next to somebody who's noticably taller than him...
Here's Yao and Shawn Bradley...they both seem to the same height...

And Shawn Bradley trying to block Yao



btw, I think 7,4" Mark Eaton might have the same shoulder height as 7,5" Yao. He has a very short neck and broad high shoulders unlike Yao who has narrow droopy shoulders and a long neck .

Yeah, I go on that site all the time out of curiosity. It seems to be the most accurate.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:51 AM   #550
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Yeah, I go on that site all the time out of curiosity. It seems to be the most accurate.
I think it has the best height records for celebrities hence the name Celebheights. I think 7,5" is spot on for Yao. Then again, I mentioned before Yao doesn't seem as massive as players of similar (or slightly shorter heights) like Mark Eaton, Shagari Alleyne, Pavel Podkolvin, and Slavko Vranes. I think it's because he has very narrow sloping shoulders. Shawn Bradley has a similar built to Yao (except his hips are also narrow unlike Yao who's broad-hipped).
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:02 PM   #551
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This may be of interest. Bosh's standing reach was 9'1" despite measuring 6'10 1/4" without shoes. Dwight had a 9'3 1/2" standing reach despite measuring just 6'9" without shoes. So that picture makes sense.
The only thing find surprising about Chris Bosh is that his wingspan was measured at 7,3" despite having such narrow shoulders (and thus a long neck. His small head also exaggerates the long neck because a smaller head means less to cover up the neck). That must mean Bosh has absurdly long arms, but his standing reach still isn't ridiculously high because of his low shoulders.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:27 AM   #552
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What is Jabbar's "wingspan" and "standing reach"? anyone has some source please?
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:11 PM   #553
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Whatever happened to VCMVP1551, he was comical.
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