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Old 06-23-2014, 11:27 AM   #16
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His arm span is beyond normal for a typical white guy but still normal for a BBall player, he was about 6-9 or 6-10 with a 7-4 armspan, like Dwight or Bill Russell. Any '8 footwingspan' myths connected to his name or anyone else's (Ewing) are bunk


Any reports, factual evidence? I don't know but this seems more than your "normal" 7'5'' wingspan (and the same goes when I see him play)...







Plus there's various reports/articles "claiming" that he had an 8' wingspan (easy to find)... which I'm not saying are necessarly true though.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:43 AM   #19
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Any reports, factual evidence? I don't know but this seems more than your "normal" 7'5'' wingspan (and the same goes when I see him play)...







Plus there's various reports/articles "claiming" that he had an 8' wingspan (easy to find)... which I'm not saying are necessarly true though.
99.999% sure any and all '8 foot wingspan' claims are media fabricated bunk, any skinny person looks like they've got long arms in photograph, people always thought I had really long arms on my team til I went under the tape and it turned out my arms were only as long as my height and two guys shorter than me had several inches more reach. Being thin is deceiving. I read an article that stated his arms were 7 feet 4 inches which is much more in line with reality. I'll try to find that article. The only player in league history with anything chance of an 8 foot or greater wingspan given the now exhaustive lists of draft data was prob just manute Bol who it is claimed had an 8 foot 6 inch armspan or something like that. I don't know how valid that claim is either, buts the only one that seems plausible in the 8 foot range.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:45 AM   #20
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Yea, Sid also had a long wingspan, sorta like D-Wade (lots of similarities in their games too). His physique and athleticism are also major reasons as to why he was a terrific defensive player... That reminds me of Paul Pressey who also played for those Bucks, really long arms.
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These are the top ten from the ~2400 players with both wingspan, and height measurements on draftexpress. Format = height w/o shoes, wingspan, wingspan relative to height.
  1. Stan Okoye - 75" 86" 1.1467
  2. Dallas Lauderdale - 79.5" 90.5" 1.1384
  3. Will Solomon - 71.75 81.5" 1.1359
  4. Cliff Hammonds - 72.25" 82" 1.1349
  5. Jason Maxiell - 77" 87.25" 1.1331
  6. Fred Jones - 74.25" 84" 1.1313
  7. Rashad Wright - 72.5" 82" 1.1310
  8. Antywane Robinson - 78.25" 88.5" 1.1310
  9. Robert Carter - 77" 87" 1.1299
  10. Kyle Hines - 76.25" 86" 1.1279


Here are some others:

19. Bismack Biyombo 1.1226
43. Kawhi Leonard 1.1154
44. Elton Brand 1.1153
147. Anthony Davis 1.1015
227. Durant 1.0957
287. Wade 1.0924
343. Tmac 1.0886
350. Rose 1.0884
381. Wall 1.0870
410. DeAndre 1.0852
419. Javale 1.0843
673. Carmelo 1.0735
990. Lebron 1.0631

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:56 PM   #23
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Dwyane Wade?
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #24
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http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/im...00&h=1500&q=85

Whats melo's wingspan ? Looks like a beast.
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Anthony Davis at 6'9.25 without shoes with a 7'5 wingspan

Reggie Jackson at 6'2 with a 7'0 wingspan.
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http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/im...00&h=1500&q=85

Whats melo's wingspan ? Looks like a beast.
Height w/o shoes 78.25" Wingspan 84"

673. Carmelo 1.0735
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:11 PM   #28
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Wilt 7'8" wingspan, so 1.082
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Manute Bol = 259 cm/231 cm = 1.121
And he did so without shoulders.
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Didn't Oilver Miller have a huge wingspan for his height?
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