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Old 12-14-2008, 01:01 AM   #16
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Yep, Mchale did have high shoulders, but I doubt Mchale's wingspan is longer than Yao's given that he's at least 7 inches shorter. His wingspan I've heard and I assume is probably 7,3 or 7,4" and standing reach (w/ shoes) probably 9,3" or 9,4" I suppose.

Maxiel at 6'5 has 7'4 reach...It would not be surprising if Mchale had good deal more than that.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:04 AM   #17
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Just wondering. What was McHale's vertical? Did he jump high or not?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:17 AM   #18
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Herman Munster could almost scratch his knees without bending over.
That would be a sight to behold.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:38 AM   #19
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"I think wingspan is every bit as important, maybe way more important than your height," said Minnesota Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale, who had an 8-foot wingspan in his day. "You've seen those guys that are 6-11, and they've got those pterodactyl arms. Those guys, they don't do too well."





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Old 12-14-2008, 06:55 AM   #20
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That seems insane. An 8 foot wingspan on a 6'11" guy?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:19 AM   #21
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That seems insane. An 8 foot wingspan on a 6'11" guy?

He may be exaggerating with the 8' mark, but damn his hand looks rim level off a jump step in a couple of those pictures. It's hard to tell if that's just the photo perspective....still, he's clearly pushing 7'7 plus.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #22
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I would say that is a slight exaggeration. The only SG/SF's I can think of with that kind of wingspan are Tracy McGrady and T. Prince..

T. Prince: 7'4
T. McGrady: 7'3

Durant's wingspan is longer at about 7-5. I think McGrady's wingspan is 7-2 and Prince's is around the same. Josh Howard I think has a 7-2 wingspan too.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:00 PM   #23
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I wonder what Pau Gasol's wingspan is at? He seems like he barely has to get off the ground for his dunks.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:04 PM   #24
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I wonder what Pau Gasol's wingspan is at? He seems like he barely has to get off the ground for his dunks.
I've read about 7,6" at 7 feet. He still obviously has to get off the ground a noticeable amount to dunk unlike the 7,5" Iranian fellow with an 8 foot wingspan we discussed before who can dunk without having to jump off the ground whatsoever! As for Mchale's wingspan I doubt it's over 7,6" but definitely more than 7,2".
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #25
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I dunno, but Manute Bol must of had a ridiculous wingspan at his height. Those are some long arse arms.



This is OT, but Bol's brother went to my university (and got cut from the b-ball team)... man that dude was tall. He was the easiest guy to pick out on Campus...
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #26
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That is what I have trouble understanding, I am 6'8" with 6'8" wingspan.

Im 7' with 6'9 wingspan!
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:17 AM   #27
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Im 7' with 6'9 wingspan!
That's rather unusual. Most ppl I think have a wingspan that's at least their height if not more. I guess you just have really short arms for your height and narrow shoulders (maybe you have the Kevin Willis syndrome going on because I am pretty sure Kevin Willis at 7' also had a wingspan that was probably only 6,9" or 6,10").
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