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« on: October 03, 2009, 09:51:05 am »
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...Wilt.  He's not the most athletic center since David Robinson, or even Shaq.  He isn't a 7 footer at all.  He lied on his draft measurements long ago and everyone just keeps repeating the line.  He is 6'9"  That's it.  In the 90s he would have been an average PF.  So stop hyping him like an amazing 7 footers, he is basically shawn kemp with no offense who plays more D against inferior, short competition.

Here is the proof:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?page=&year=2004&sort2=DESC&draft=0&pos=0&sort=

And see for yourself in the redeem team lineup.  The "7 footer" is almost identical to Prince and is shorter than bosh:
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 09:53:56 am »
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actually, he looks the same height as bosh.  Bosh just has more hair.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 09:56:24 am »
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Bosh is a legit 6'10, and upon looking at it, Howard might actually be taller, because like Josh said, Chris has the big hair. Howard is sort of turning towards the camera while Bosh is completely on his side profile so I think that's the reason Howard may look shorter at first.

Anyways, so you hate Nash, Dirk, and Howard, so who do you like?
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 10:11:15 am »
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Bosh is a legit 6'10, and upon looking at it, Howard might actually be taller, because like Josh said, Chris has the big hair. Howard is sort of turning towards the camera while Bosh is completely on his side profile so I think that's the reason Howard may look shorter at first.

Anyways, so you hate Nash, Dirk, and Howard, so who do you like?

he likes Yak Diawara
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 10:43:55 am »
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Neither Patrick Ewing or Hakeem Olajuwon were 7'0", do we hold that against them?
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 10:58:05 am »
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He may have been only 6'9 when he was drafted....but:

1st You play basketball in your shoes and that is the measurement you are listed at.

2nd he was only 18 when he came into the league...yea some people stop growing by then but who's to say he did.  This is why i dont get people who say that he and LBJ definitely took roids...how the *** do you know did you watch them? give it to them?  If no then who the *** are you to say something like that about any player (its called slander).  Now i'm not saying that nobody takes them, I'm not even saying that howard and LBJ didn't take them, but I dont know for sure there for I'm not going to slander someone for something like that.  They were both 18 or 19 when they came into the league...they both had big frames and now they are filled out.  It could just be good jeans and hard work...they obviously have those.

sorry bout the roids tangent.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 11:12:24 am »
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...Wilt.  He's not the most athletic center since David Robinson, or even Shaq.  He isn't a 7 footer at all.  He lied on his draft measurements long ago and everyone just keeps repeating the line.  He is 6'9"  That's it.  In the 90s he would have been an average PF.  So stop hyping him like an amazing 7 footers, he is basically shawn kemp with no offense who plays more D against inferior, short competition.

Here is the proof:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?page=&year=2004&sort2=DESC&draft=0&pos=0&sort=

And see for yourself in the redeem team lineup.  The "7 footer" is almost identical to Prince and is shorter than bosh:



In that picture, Howard looks the same height or taller than Bosh.  Bosh has more hair, so he appears taller than Howard when he actually is not.  And the pre-draft measurements don't mean much.  Remember - Howard was drafted straight out of high school at the age of 18.  He most probably grew since then. 

And he plays no offense?  What is this, some kind of joke?  The man averaged 26 points per game against a supposedly stellar defensive team in Cleveland.  It doesn't matter what he "would have been" in the 90's, it matters what he is right now, and he's the best center in the NBA right now. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 11:15:23 am »
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I think that picture is a little deceiving. He looks to have a little "hand-on-the-tip-w/-front-leg-bent" kind of stance going on and Bosh's hair makes him look a little taller. He's clearly got some height on the 6'8, 6'9" guys, at worst he's 6'10". I personally believe he's about 6'11" or half an inch shorter.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 11:16:24 am »
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so what's the big deal?

i dont think this thread makes a lot of sense, just my opinion though
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2009, 11:17:30 am »
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Neither Patrick Ewing or Hakeem Olajuwon were 7'0", do we hold that against them?
ewing was 7, hakeem was 6'10" I believe.

He may have been only 6'9 when he was drafted....but:
I don't think he has grown.  At least I haven't heard anything about it.  And the picture shows he is a lot closer to bosh, and bosh is 6'10".

Anyways, so you hate Nash, Dirk, and Howard, so who do you like?
I'm just a hater.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 11:18:00 am »
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I thought he was 6'9''. Now that you showed the picture I know he's 6'10''.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 11:19:39 am »
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Howard clearly has at least half an inch on Bosh. So he's 6'10 and a bit, OH NOES? what is the point of this thread?
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 11:21:54 am »
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To point out he's not the most athletic 7 footer since Shaq because he isn't a 7 footer.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2009, 11:22:50 am »
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Howard clearly has at least half an inch on Bosh. So he's 6'10 and a bit, OH NOES? what is the point of this thread?
The most athletic 7 footer in the post shaq/robinson era is KG.  Dwight doesn't qualify, and we are still waiting for the next great big (oden?).
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 11:29:42 am »
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Alright, so he's the most athletic possibly 6'11 guy in the post Shaq/Robinson era, and he is the best centre in the league today.
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